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Nice People – Additional Information
Welcome to the additional information section for Girls Lost. Here you will find further information about the film, including information relevant for BSL and deaf audiences.
Scandifilm is a season of Nordic and Scandinavian cinema. It will take place through out January, February and March at Exeter Phoenix. Scandifilm is unique and enchanting. It will feature exciting film experiences that offer a taste of the Scandinavian culture. At Scandifilm you can see the best new dramas, enlightening documentaries and immerse yourself in the magic of cinema.
There will be five screenings, which will be accessible to Deaf audiences. This includes Girls Lost. The other accessible films will be Lake Bodom, Girls Lost, The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and The Day Will Come.
We are currently looking to improve our screenings and events that are suitable for BSL and Deaf audiences. If you have any feedback – however big or small – we would love to hear from you.
Nice People is a documentary about a small town in Sweden called Borlänge. Some of the local people are unhappy about a group of Somali refugees who have been sent there to live. It is making it hard for the refugees to become part of the community.
To help the young Somali men become accepted a Swedish sportsman plans to create the first Somali national Bandy team and he wants the team to compete in a tournament. Bandy is a game like ice hockey and the Somali team are challenged with their first experience on ice and their first time wearing ice-skates. Will the young men gain the respect of their town?
Panel Discussion (BSL Interpreted)
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion which will be interpreted by a BSL communicator. The panel will feature:
- Michael Dumper is Professor in Middle East Politics, University of ExeterEndFragment and has just completed a study on the future of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for DFID
- Pauline Hastings is an educational psychologist and member of Singing4Refugees
- Gerald Coyningham is very active in the Crediton refugee group
- Yaara Lahav Gregory is very active in the Ashburton refugee group
What Is Bandy?
Bandy is important in the film. Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team’s goal. Bandy is considered to be the world’s second most popular winter sport after ice hockey.
The sport is considered a form of hockey and the game is played in halves of 45 minutes each. There are eleven players on each team. The bandy field is made of ice and is about the same size as a football pitch.
It is Sweden’s number one winter sport and is popular with all the Scandinavian countries. In the last few year’s Bandy has become popular with many other countries worldwide and could soon become an Olympic sport.
Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix