You searched for:

Date Published
:
2009 - present
x
Language
:
English
x
Geographic Location
:
Sweden
x
16 results
Refine search
Browser-rss

Search Results:

Number
Remove Star
Title
Format
Year
Location & Availability
Call #
1.

Ralph Erskine: An Egalitarian Architecture : The Eric Lyons Memorial Lecture 1990

Loading...
Architect Ralph Erskine describes many housing schemes, the Vasa Bus Terminal/World Trade Centre in Stockholm, the Skanska headquarters building in Gothenburg, and the Ark, his latest office project in London.
DVD
1990
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

Extreme Engineering, Under Construction: Turning Torso

Loading...
Follows one of Turning Torso's construction teams as they complete an entire 400-square-meter floor in one seven-day shift.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Nordic Sagas

Loading...
Explores several aspects of current and ancient Norway, Iceland and Sweden. Includes the excavation and reconstruction of Viking ships, volcanic activity and life in Iceland, a segment on digital photography in Sweden and the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on reindeer in Sweden.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
4.

Phantom Carriage

The last person to die on New Year's Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of death's chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives the phantom carriage (körkarlen), directed by the father of Swedish cinema, Victor Sjöström. The story, based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, concerns an alcoholic, abusive ne'er-do-well (Sjöström himself) who is shown the error of his ways, and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption. This extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.
Online
2014; 1921
5.

Nordic Sagas [electronic resource]

Loading...
Explores several aspects of current and ancient Norway, Iceland and Sweden. Includes the excavation and reconstruction of Viking ships, volcanic activity and life in Iceland, a segment on digital photography in Sweden and the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on reindeer in Sweden.
Online
2005; 1998
6.

Price of Honour

Loading...
Pela Atroshi, a child of Kurdish immigrants living in Sweden, was brought up in the strict traditions of her native country. She and her sister were not allowed to socialize with boys and were expected to be home immediately after school. However, as a teenager, she was spotted having an innocent meeting with a Swedish young man. Her outraged family returned to their village in northern Iraq where she was murdered by her uncle to uphold the family honor. This compelling film follows Breen, her sister, who at great personal risk brought the story to light back in Sweden. Breen had escaped from Iraq determined to avenge her sister s murder. The Swedish press took up her cause, but she has paid a heavy price for her assertiveness isolated life with a secret identity, fearful that she to [...]
Online
2005
7.

The Swedish Lutheran Church [electronic resource]

Sweden was one of the last European countries to adopt Christianity, and now appears likely to be the first to abandon it. This program gives a concise account of Lutheranism, and examines how-or even whether-organized religion can survive in an affluent, liberal, thoroughly materialistic society.
Online
1992
9.

Searching for Wallenberg

Loading...
Both a historical documentary and a revealing investigation, this film contains newly discovered archival material and exclusive interviews with witnesses from the former U.S.S.R. who claim to have seen Wallenberg in the Soviet Gulag years after the Soviets officially declared him dead. Produced in association with The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States.; Just before the liberation of Budapest by the Soviet Red Army, in 1945, Wallenberg disappeared. Arrested as a suspected spy, Wallenberg became one of the first victims of the Cold War and Stalin's paranoia. He was taken to the notorious Lubianka prison in Moscow, where he spent most of the next two and a half years. On July 17, 1947, in what became one of the biggest mysteries of the twentieth century, he vanished. Over [...]
Online
2002
10.

The Dancer

Loading...
Follows the young and gifted Katja Bjorner through years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School as she develops into an international ballet star.
DVD
2005; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Chinatown [electronic resource]: An Attempt at Globalization in Sweden

Loading...
Kalmar is a small town in the south of Sweden, facing problems of unemployment and a dwindling population. It really needed an economic boost. The local authorities signed an agreement with an ambitious Chinese businessman, Luo Jingxing, who planned to set up a commercial center in Kalmar. Here is an ideal globalization project, that unfortunately did not work out as envisioned. This amusing and relevant film shows the problems that emerge when the tigers of the developing world try to expand into Europe. The inhabitants of Kalmar prepare happily to receive their new neighbors. But the Chinese construction workers are told by their boss "you don't spit on the ground in Sweden." There's the strict Swedish Health and Safety Inspectorate, which clashes with the Chinese desire to get thi [...]
Online
2011
12.

Gladiatorerna =: Gladiators = Gladiateurs

Loading...
To maintain international and internal security and to divert mankind's natural aggression, the UN organizes a series of televised military games, based on gladiatorial games of ancient Rome, which are often fought to the death by different teams of crack combat specialists.
DVD
2006; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Sweden: Rosie's Journey

Does gender equality free women from family violence? Campaigner Rosie Batty and reporter Sally Sara journey to Scandinavia to find out. Despite women occupying 40% of parliament seats and men taking paternity leave, Sweden has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Europe-possibly due to higher reporting rates. With a national identity based on a false sense of female empowerment, family violence victims face social stigma when speaking out. In this documentary, Batty speaks with Feminist Initiative co-founder Gudrun Schyman, with a domestic violence perpetrator who suffered abuse as a child, and with a domestic violence victim under police protection. She also shares her own experiences as a family violence survivor.
Online
2016
14.

Families of Sweden: Families of the World

Families of Sweden introduces 5 year old Evelina, who lives with her brother and parents in Kalmar, Sweden. Then we meet 10 year old Alex and his family and follow him to school and to swimming lessons. Learn about Sweden's economy and government policies, and the short day in the Arctic circle.
Online
2014; 2009
15.

I'll Take Sweden

Loading...
Bob Holcomb (Hope) arranges a job transfer to Sweden to keep his impressionable teenage daughter from marrying her lazy boyfriend.
DVD
2005; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Midsommar

Loading...
A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a Swedish festival where things quickly go awry.
DVD
2019
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map