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Life Overtakes Me (2019)

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In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.

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Kristine Samuelson, John Haptas (co-director)
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Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden, who have fled with their families from extreme trauma, have become afflicted with 'uppgivenhetssyndrom,' or Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months, or even years.

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English

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14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sweden

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Is it a condition?
15 July 2019 | by tweedersSee all my reviews

It's a loss of hope. Also the the parents are so traumatized that finally they don't want to see that their kids need a pinch to be revived. Thier own guilt as to not being able to protect them in thier countries is not on them. The only way the parents can feel okay is to allow their children is to sleep. That i understand. There could be an organic thing. But I think not.


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