Life Is Sacred

Feature documentary / an Elk Film co-production / released 2014

Life is Sacred is the story of a fearless politician and his unique political career, philosophy – and life. Together with an army of young people all hoping for change, he uses pencils and balloons, flashmobs and mimes to fundamentally change a society, which is ravaged by corruption and violence. A young woman, Katherin Miranda, falls in love with his project – but she realizes, that the road to true change in a society as corrupt as the Colombian is harder than she had ever imagined.

A Final Cut For Real production
in coproduction with Elk Film (former Xanadu Productions)

Directed By Andreas Dalsgaard
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen

"A fascinating insider view"

The Hollywood Reporter

"An alternately encouraging, disheartening and surprising narrative about ideals and reality"


"A special eye for hope"


Festival winner

Child and Family Award for Long Film – Aljazeera Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013

Green Cross Award – Planete Doc, Warsaw 2013

Best Feature Documentary – Kinookus, Croatia 2013

Youth Award – Bergen International Film Festival 2013

Robert nominee 

Audience Award Vilnius IFF


DocPoint, Helsinki – Finland

One World Int. Human Rights

Documentary Film Festival,Romania

ELTE Documentary Film Festival of Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest

Planete Doc, Warsaw – Poland

A Design Film Festival – Singapore

Nordische Filmwoche in der Urania – Austria

Doc Lounge -Sweden (Malmö, Göteborg, Lund)

Doc Lounge -Norway (Bergen)

Doc Lounge – Finland (Helsinki, Joensuu, Tampere)

Kosmorama Trondheim int. Film Festival – Norway

Hot Docs – Canada

Sydney Int. Film Festival

EcoFocus Film Festival in Athens, Georgia – US

Seattle International Film Festival – US
Al Jazeera Int. Film Festival
DOXA, Vancouver – Canada

CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival – Italy

Sibiu Film Festival – Romania

Open City Docs Fest – London, United Kingdom

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles – US

Maine International Film Festival – US

Green Film Fest – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transatlantyk: Poznan International Film and Music Festival – Poland

Revelation: Perth Int. Film Festival – AustraliaSydney Traveling Film Festival – Australia

ACMI, Melbourne – Australia

First International Film and Architecture Festival of Aviles – Spain

A Design Film Festival – Latvia
Dokufest – Kosovo

Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan – US

Architecture & Design Film Festival, NYC – US

Greentopia, New York – US

Denver Film Society (Biannale of America) – US

Hawaii International Film Festival – US

Architecture and the City Festival, San Francisco – US

Seattle Design Festival – US

Adelaide Film Festival – Australia

Hamburg Film Festival – Germany

Zurich Film Festival – Switzerland

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival – US

Kinookus Film Festival – Croatia

Vladivostok International Film Festival – Russia

Take One Action Film Festivals – UK

Contemporary Science Film Festival, Moscow – Russia

Filmdagar, Stockholm – Sweden

Leeds Int. Film Festival – United Kingdom

Sustainable Living Film Festival, Ankara & Istanbul -Turkey

Doc Soup, Calgary – Canada

Downtown DocFest, Belleville Ontario – Canada

The Hamptons Int. Film Festival, New York – US

Quark Expeditions- Floating Polar Film Festival (Hot Docs)
Salem Film Fest – US

UW-Madison Havens Center-Social Cinema: Stories of Struggle and Change – US

Architecture and Design Film Festival, Los Angeles – US

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital – US

Gene Siskel Film Center(European Union Film Festival) – US

San Diego Design Film Festival – US

Architecture & Design Film Festival, Chicago- US

People in Peril – Slovakia

The Finále Plzeň Film Festival – Czech Republic

Rio Int. Film Festival – Brazil

Baikal Int. Film Festival – Russia

Milano Design Film Festival – Italy

EBS Documentary Film festival – Korea

Aldeburgh Doc/Fest – UK

Cinema Verité Int. Documentary Festival – Iran

Design Indaba Film Fest – South Africa

Ecofalante Environmental FIlm Festival, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Belfast Film Festival – Ireland

Sakhalin Int. Film Festival – Russia