A pretty inefficient week, but I did finish the methodology section and started diving into the findings, which of course are the real meat of the thesis.
I participated in a film screening with S on Thursday.
And we enjoyed another sunny day at Sommerbad Kreuzberg on Tuesday, which was also the day for another Editing Forum, the class that I like so much – since I learn so much.
All the Manben videos that I watched over the last few weeks have been deleted, so I’m happy that I watched them so fervently! I found the original Tezuka Osamu documentary that the Manben series was based on. We also started watching the fourth season of Boku no Hero Academia.
But what really gripped me this week was Anders Wahlgren’s film Staden i mitt hjärta from 1992, about the destruction of the Klara quarters in central Stockholm in the 1950s through 1970s. I’ve known about this project as long as I can remember, I think every Swede has, but I always thought it was slum that was torn down. Not huge stone palaces and the like! It’s quite unfathomable how such a project could be realised so swiftly and without much protest, and also without proper documentation and museal preservation of what was being destroyed. But it also somehow fits, a bit too well, into the story of a country that always wants to be special or, let’s spell it out, superior.
- 2019: Boku no Hero Academia S4, E1–5
- Osamu Tezuka documentary (1985? The precursor for the Manben series! 45 min)
- Staden i mitt hjärta (Anders Wahlgren, 1992, 59 min)
- Flotten (Marcus Lindeen, 2018, 98 min – brilliant!)
- World’s Busiest Station: Shinjuku Station Tokyo (made by a production company in Berlin apparently, 49 min)
- ANN News: スウェーデン“収束”の理由は・・・現地医師に聞く(2020年8月27日)
- Global Bar Magazine/David Isaksson: Är det rätt att säga icke-vita? (Tobias Hübinette interview) (non-https link)
- Expressen Kultur/Karin Olsson: Den skrikande tårtan känns så länge sedan