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Frozen in Film: Works by Swedish Filmmakers - Nice People

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation from the Uppsala International Short Film Festival. This series is presented in partnerships with the ASI’s Kaffestuga Friends, the Somali Museum of Minnesota and the Jewish Community Relations Council: Minnesota & the Dakotas.

  • February 22: Nice People – 6:30 p.m.
  • March 8: Short Films Compilation – 1 p.m.
  • March 15: Short Films Compilation – 6:30 p.m.

Nice People

February 22, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Somali Museum and the American Swedish Institute to celebrate this unique multi-cultural sports team story! Young men who fled the war in Somalia now live in a rural Swedish town where integration is tough. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea; why not use sports to bring people together? The goal: to create the first ever Somali national bandy team and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. This is a story about racism and fear, but also about bravery and facing new challenges. Directors Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson. Shown with “Swedish” styled popcorn & Somali Tea (shaah). 

Short Films Compilation 

March 8, 1 p.m. or March 15th, 6:30 p.m.

With a rich and exciting variety of styles, these short films show the breadth and quality of contemporary Swedish filmmaking. Highlighting images and voices seldom found in the cinema, the films share an unmistakable Nordic streak of dark humor. Compilation from Uppsala International Short Film Festival.


All film screenings are free. Pre-registration is not required.

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