The Men from Vidsel

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Screening with Q&A, in Uppsala, 4th Feb 2015. 19 PM. Ekonomikum, (hörsal 1). Facebook-event with info. Host: Uppsala Association of International Affairs

The men from Vidsel” will be broadcasted at SVT, Swedish television, 7th of January 2015 at 19:00 (305 000 viewers in the first screening night).

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Honnorable mention, NEW DOC, TEMPO FESTIVAL, STOCKHOLM, 2014


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”If you want to find someone in Vidsel, that would be pretty darn tricky. Most of the ladies are spoken for…” The solution is Thai girls, – they want to stay

In the film ”The Men From Vidsel” you will meet three men, who grew up in Vidsel, a small village in the north of Sweden. Despite their lives being impacted by affect of depopulation and choice of life partner decide to remain. The men feel its hard to find a life partner, they have all found their love in Thailand. In the film we will get to know their thoughts about love, the relationship and the life in Vidsel. We also get to follow the Thai women and their thoughts of their new life far from their home country. A situation dependent on theirs husband’s money and driving license.

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Original title: Männen Från Vidsel
English title: The Men From Vidsel
Languages: Swedish and Thai
Subtitles: Swedish and English
Running time: 35 (28) mins approx
Sound: 5.1 / 2.0
Genre: Documentary
Production year: 2013

Director/Photographer/Producer: Sven Blume

Post production: Mattias Valenca
Editing: Hanna Storby
Sound: Tomas Sjögren, Viengmone Samuelsson
Music: Eirik Røland, Olle Markensten
Sound design and Mix: Andras Andersson, Ponytail Sound
Graphic design: Sandra Valenca
Still photo (poster): Per Kristiansen
Interpreter and Translator: Viengmone Samuelsson
Grade: Mattias Sandström
Trailer: Sofia Weum


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