Stine Jensen looks into the ideal of gender equality in Sweden. Parents receive maternity leave for one year and there are ‘open creches’ where parents can go all day with their child and ask their questions about parenting.
In this episode, Jensen examines the Swedish ideal of equality whether it is between men and women or between native and immigrant Swedes.
In Light on the North, Stine Jensen gauges one after the other the Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish and Danish souls.
‘The good Scandinavian life is of course relative. As soon as you start to look at it from different eyes, the image topples.’
In four episodes, the philosopher Stine Jensen, who was born in Denmark but grew up in the Netherlands since her first year, is looking behind Scandinavia’s clichés of emancipation, prosperity, natural beauty and space.
Presented by: Stine Jensen
Director: Hans Pool
Editor: Matthieu Hes
Producers: Rosan Boersma, Karin Vermeulen, Jan de Ruiter, Niek Koppen
© VPRO November 2013
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