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I hate public transport back home but Swedish public transport is on the next level…I digress onto next episode “Detained”

Today it was quiet at Råfilm HQ so I managed to catch up with one of its members Anna Klara Åhrén. We carried on the discussion about the film she and Alex made in Thailand then the tables were turned and the focus was on me and what I did back home in Manchester. My topic of discussion was the the work I left behind which was an African Textiles Documentary I was working on that was going to be shown at Whitworth Art Gallery next month. Fortunately 2 of the Råfilm members will be there at the opening. Like table tennis the ball was back in her half and she talked about migration issues across Europe and how was it affecting Sweden. She then told me that Råfilm had done a documentary on the subject.

Then just before the trailer started I noticed that the film had won some award. She said proudly that Råfilm had won a Swedish version of a Baffta for their film “Detained”

I was well impressed and I knew then that I made the right choice to come to Sweden with the Travel Bursary as I did think of another country whilst doing my application. I then went on a tour of their space.

Looking forward to tomorrow where I’ll be helping Talat with filming behind the scenes of his work in progress “Rocking the Boat” and also cooking first of 2 meals for the collective.