“This is Sweden” – a new film showcasing different sides of Sweden – was launched by the Swedish Institute today! You can watch it here:
The video is also available for download at Vimeo and Sharing Sweden (with subtitles for 14, soon 17, languages).
The teaser for the film was released last week and has already been viewed 0,5 million times on social media. It was also screened yesterday at the Nasdaq Video Tower in Times Square, New York city.
The award-winning production company B-Reel Films produced the movie, Olof Lindh directed. At the age of 25 he already has a number of awards and achievements under his belt, including work for Spotify: “We’ve chosen a documentary method, shooting with real people in real situations rather than professional actors, to capture a true and multifaceted glimpse of life in Sweden.”
Alice Boman’s melancholic song Waiting helps convey the feeling further and the artist supports the video’s open message: “I’m proud to represent Sweden, the parts of Sweden this film highlight.”
Left to right: Pavel Makhnach, Liudmila Fokeeva, Aleh Kliatsko, Maryna Barouka, Aliaksei Kazlou, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Vasili Mankevich, Ivan Tikota, Natalia Romeiko and Markus Boman (SI)
Dear Swedish Institute Alumni worldwide!
We are the team of the first Swedish Institute Alumni Forum (SIAF) on Entrepreneurship in Belarus (SIAF) and we would like to share our experience in the arrangement and conduction of the Forum. Unfortunately, we are not able to describe all the peculiarities, details and specifics of the Forum organization in one short blog article but we’d like to bring your attention to the most important parts.
Writing “we”, we mean the core of the team – 8 active participants: Ivan Tikota, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Natalia Romeiko, Pavel Makhnach, Aleh Kliatsko, Aliaksei Kazlou, Maryna Barouka and Liudmila Fokeeva. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we did everything by ourselves. Within the organizing process a lot of other alumni in Belarus provided their support in different stages and in various activities. Read more » >>
Name: Lina Idris
When, where & what you studied in Sweden:
I have studied Renewable Energy Systems master’s program at Halmstad University 2014 – 2015.
What do you do now?
I was hired as a project manager for Ten Star Solar AB shortly after my graduation. Actually, the day I wrote my last exam I treated myself with a visit to a local art gallery Tony Torro, which ended up being the missing link to my current occupation. Read more » >>
The below article comes from Aleh Kliatsko who organised an alumni networking event at the Embassy of Sweden on 5 November and a study visit to UN-Habitat on 6 November.
On Thursday, November 5th, the Swedish Embassy in Nairobi held an alumni networking event for former Swedish Institute scholarship holders from Kenya. The event gathered 24 people at the residence of Johan Borgstam, the Ambassador of Sweden to Kenya. The topic of the event was ‘Role of NGOs to empower youth’. Aleh Kliatsko, organizer of the SI Alumni event, shared his experience from NGO Global Playground Stockholm. After his presentation there was an interesting and fruitful discussion on how to consolidate the alumni network in Kenya and make it move forward. Read more » >>