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Bandy film! - Swedish film "Nice People" features the Somali National Bandy Team

By staff, 02/01/17, 11:00PM CST



CANCELLED: Frozen in Film: Nice People

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

This film has been cancelled. Please plan to join us on March 8 or March 15 when we show the Short Films compilation or plan to stop by this evening for ASI's final free admission Wednesday.

Join the American Swedish Institute and the Somali Museum to celebrate this unique multi-cultural sports team story!

Please help spread the word - it would be great to have a good showing from the Minnesota Bandy community


Brief summary of the film:   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). 


View a short trailer of the film: