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The film festival of the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020

November 15, 2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00 UTC+0

Welcome to movie nights in the Swedish Forest

Under the Expo theme week ‘’Tolerance and Inclusivity’’, the Embassy of Sweden in the UAE presents the film festival of the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020. Three Swedish movies have been selected that are based on real life events, they touch on topics such as integration, accessibility, and misrepresentation. Conversations and discussions will follow together with the main characters which aims to bring awareness to the challenges that individuals and society face when moving towards a more tolerant and inclusive world.

Monday 15 th November 2021: ‘’What Happened Gina Dirawi?’’
The Effects of Misrepresentation in Media
Gina Dirawi is the Swedish-Arab super talent who quickly became popular by leading Sweden’s biggest shows. However, as her popularity increased, hatred against her grew. In this documentary we get to follow Gina’s journey from success, to the fear of being successful. Highlighting the actions that must be taken to combat the challenges that you face when being misrepresented in media.

Tuesday 16 th November 2021: ‘’Nice People’’
Integration in an Untraditional Way
In 2014, as the first African team ever, Somalia registered for the Bandy World Championships.
Somali- Swedish players from the Swedish town Borlänge who have never stood on a pair of skates before were now being trained by professional Swedish bandy players to represent Somalia in the World Championships.

Wednesday 17 th November 2021: ‘’Catwalk- From Glada Hudik to New York’’
Are all Dreams Inclusive in an Exclusive World
Emma Örtlund has a lifelong dream of becoming a fashion model and asks Pär Johansson, founder of the Glada Hudik Theatre for help. It is an unattainable dream for most people, even more so for people of determination. In this movie we get to follow Emma’s journey to the catwalk in New York and a statement about equal treatment in an exclusive world.


November 15, 2021
19:00 - 21:00 UTC+0
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