The tv production company said they checked it with a Sami organisation and were told it was ok. But is it ok? Do they, themselves find it ok? Has the production company really seen it through non-colonialist eyes? The said Sami organisation says they are not in the position to grant any kind of general … Continue reading Respect requires knowledge
Two years ago, I was working on a series about the history of the Roma people in Sweden. It was intense, we recorded many moving stories told by persons who had lived the worst parts of Swedish history. The parts society had done so much to forget and to bury. At the same time, we … Continue reading How to not talk about skiing with Charlotte Kalla
Where are you from? When are you going back? What is it, that makes us feel set apart from others? What drives the feeling of being a stranger, of not belonging? For some, it might be appearance, for others culture. It can be our language, our bodies, our upbringing… It can also be one, or … Continue reading The odd one out
A question posed. Why is it important? Why do we have to tell the stories of minorities? Why should we care? What makes national minorities a priority and why should we know about them? If we focus on national minorities and indigenous people, perhaps other minority groups will suffer. Or worse - if we keep … Continue reading Why is it important?