Award-winning director/producer Erik Gandini, born and raised in Italy, moved to Sweden at the age of 19. His 1994 debut feature Raja Sarajevo, shot in war-torn Sarajevo with a small hi-8 camera, gained great international acclaim. In 2000, he co-founded Atmo with Kristina Åberg and Tarik Saleh.
Since 1994, Erik has produced and directed a number of internationally acclaimed documentaries.
Videocracy (2009). A film about the image-obsessed culture in Berlusconi’s Italy.
Gitmo - The New Rules of War (2005). Co-directed with Tarik Saleh, the film ivestigates the interrogation practices used at Guantanamo Bay.
Surplus: terrorised into being consumers (2003). This film is a personal visual odyssey about the destructive nature of consumer culture.
Sacrificio - Who betrayed Che Guevara? (2001). Co-directed with Tarik Saleh, the film questions the legends around the death of Che Guevara.
Amerasians (1998). A film about the 100,000 children American soldiers left behind in Vietnam.
Not without Prijedor (1996). A film about Bosnian refugees in Sweden returning to fight the war.
Raja Sarajevo (1994). A film about a group of young friends in the besieged city of Sarajevo.