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The New Country

Det nya landet

Directed by Geir Hansteen Jörgensen
Sweden, 2000
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a journey in the Swedish summer.

Synopsis

A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a journey in the Swedish summer.

The New CountryDirected byGeir Hansteen Jörgensen

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2001 | 2 wins including: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Forum of New Cinema)
São Paulo International Film Festival
2001 | 2 wins including: Best Feature Film (International Jury Award)
2001 | Honorable Mention: International Jury Award
AFI Fest
2001 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize
Vancouver International Film Festival
2001 | Winner: Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award

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