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Vulnerability: The Theme 2018

Vulnerability: The Theme 2018

This year's theme is "Vulnerability". It can mean many different things. It can be economic uncertainty, to live with one's own or somebody else's drug abuse, domestic violence, bullying in school, discrimination of minorities, and more. We are going to show a few films related to this, and hold debates and discussions.

7333 Sekunder Johanna

7333 Sekunder Johanna is a film about Johanna, who fights to divorce her husband who refuses and instead subjects her to psychological and financial violence. The film is, as the title says, 7333 seconds long, and is filmed in one take. It is Anette Skåhlberg's debut as director and actress in a feature.

Oct. 13th, 4:00 PM, Culturen Box 2


Trädgårdsgatan (Garden Lane) is a Swedish feature film about a family and the parents' drug abuse, and how the children, Eric and Elin, experienced this. Eric and Elin meet as adults and remember when they met for the first time. Their parents abused drugs, but for a few months one summer they lived together as a family. How has this affected them? They seem to have different views on how things were.

Oct. 12th, 2:30 PM, Culturen Box 2

The Incomplete Story

The Incomplete Story is about the challenges of life that the prostitutes face in Uganda's capital.
A gripping story about how poverty forces young women to go out on the streets and sell their bodies with a constant fear of violence, humiliation and severe danger of HIV and AIDS.

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Oct. 5th, 3:00 PM, Culturen Box 2

Oct. 13th, 3:00 PM, Culturen Box 2


Jag är en siffra att räkna med!

Jag är en siffra att räkna med! is a short campaign film for Sustainable Development Goals which has been produced by UNDP (FN:s Development Program). The Film puts the younger generation at the centre and encourages young people to become the main forces behind the sustainable development!


We are the first generationen that can eliminate poverty, and the last that can stop the ice from melting!

The Sustainable Development Goals makes up a common plan for a sustinable future. Everyone is needed for the goals to be met - you too! Go to  www.globalamålen.se and learn more about the goals. #BliMålmedveten!

Girls From Earth

Girls from Earth is a powerful documentary exploring the impact of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C). Through the film, we follow a 16-year-old European girl who builds a friendship with a 15-year-old African girl. Their narrative allows the viewer to discover how a young girl lives in an environment where circumcision and early marriage are part of her tradition. And how, by their own will, some of these girls will first decide to reject FGM and then bring support to the ones who couldn’t.

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