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Screening: Nice People
Sat, March 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
In this real-life Cool Runnings the predominantly white community of the rural Swedish town of Borlänge (whose town slogan is “Nice People”) is confronted by the influx of Somalis who have fled war and come to live in Sweden. Integrating has proven difficult, so entrepreneur Patrik Andersson decides that all the Swedes and Somalis need is something in common to bring them together, and so he encourages them to learn bandy (a cross between ice hockey and soccer) with the goal of becoming the first ever bandy team to represent Somalia at the Bandy World Championships in Irkutsk, Russia, even though they have never skated in their lives!
In Swedish, English, and Somali with subtitles.90 minutes.
Saturday, March 25th | 1pm| admission $8; FREE for SCC Members