Radio Atlas presents an international premiere of In The Shadow of the Phantom in translation – the legendary Swedish radio-maker Susanne Björkman’s Prix Italia-winning documentary, telling the story of 25-year-old Aziza, a woman who works in a Stockholm metro station close to a local group of skinhead’s stomping ground. Her mother is German, her father is Tunisian and Aziza herself was brought up in Sweden, but people have let her know in no uncertain terms that she does not fit in.
In the Shadow of the Phantom is paired with a short documentary from one of Susanne Björkman’s first radio assignments. A serendipitous recording of a lonely man in a ‘Beer Cafe’ in Malmö. As Susanne approached his table, he began a spontaneous monologue about his loneliness, which lasts the length of the song playing on the jukebox in the background.