What do you do when 3000 Somalis run over your small town in the backlands of Sweden, and McDonalds starts being called ‘Little Mogadiscu’? Local journalist and jack of many trades Patrik Andersson has an idea: let sport unite the people. And so guys who have never known temperatures below 20 degrees become the national team for Bandy ice hockey of Somalia. Count on having some fun: they do for sure.
Starts: Thursday, 8 December, 2016 03:00pm
Synopsis: A group of young men who fled the war in Somalia have ended up in a rural town in Sweden where integration is tough. Something needs to be done. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea, why not use sports as a bridge to get people closer to each other? The goal: to create the first ever Somali national team in bandy and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. This is a story about racism and fear, but it’s also about bravery and doing something that hasn’t been done before.
Directors: Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson; Released: 2015 Feature documentary, 96 mins.