Productions

UNITED STATES OF GUNS

1993 – A film about a nation’s love affair with guns. A heritage from cowboy days, the legacy of the frontier, has made the right to own a gun more than a constitutional right.

THE BRIDGE JUMP

1993 – Folke Rydén makes an attempt to parachute from an 250-meter-high bridge in West Virginia, USA. This thrilling documentary deals not only with the physical and emotional stress of the jump.

NORDIC SKYDIVING RECORD

1992 – Producer Folke Rydén participates as one of 54 skydivers gathered in Florida in an attempt to break the Nordic Skydiving Record.

THE PRESIDENCY AT ANY PRICE

1992 – The U.S. correspondent of SVT and his cameraman covered the 1992 presidential race, from the early primaries until the day of the vote.

LAST RIDE TO WOUNDED KNEE

1991 – In 1890 the U.S. Army surrounded and shot down 300 Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

THE RIGHT TO DIE

1990 – An emotional documentary about Chris Bussalacchi, a young woman who remained in a persistent vegetative state after a serious car accident.

DEATH ROW

1990 – An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth… Surveys show that a majority of the American people are in favour of increased use of the death penalty.

TRAGEDY IN BEITA

1988 – This is an investigation into the first Israeli casualty of the Palestinian uprising, the Intifada.

NEWS REPORTING

Over more than 25 years Foke Rydén has filed stories from various places around the world.

Awards

Productions have been awarded at several festivals and competitions, including:

– Banff Rockie Awards   
– Chicago Int´l TV Awards  
– Int´l Emmy Awards
– FIGRA
– FIPA
– FIAT/IFTA Award
– Golden Gate Awards
– INPUT Festival
– Monte Carlo Intl. Film & TV 
– New York Festivals
– Premi Actual
– UNESCO Prize
– Worldfest Houston

Broadcasts

FRP documentaries have been aired around the world by numerous broadcasters , including:

– ARD (Germany)
– ARTE (France/Germany)
– AVRO (Holland)
– BBC (UK)
– CBC (Canada) 
– Discovery (UK)
– DR (Denmark)
– ETB (Spain)
– The Learning Channel (USA)
– National Geographic (USA)
– NHK (Japan)
– NDR (Germany)
– NRK (Norway)
– ORF (Austria)
– RAI (Italy)
– RTE (Ireland)
– RTP (Portugal)
– SBS (Australia)
– SVT (Sweden)
– TF-1 (France)
– TSI (Switzerland)
– VRT (Belgium)
– YLE (Finland)
– ZDF (Germany)