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Villagers and Vagabonds

Director: Merethe Offerdal Tveit

Duration: 49 min

How a work of art turned a tiny town upside-down.”

About the film

A mountain village in Norway, hoping for rejuvenation, invites a group of artists to create a public art installation. But things do not go as expected. The award-winning film, Villagers and Vagabonds, tells the story of how a group of people went from polarized to reconciled - and how a work of art re-energized a community.

This film raises key questions surrounding identity, the survival of rural communities, prejudice and changing perspectives. It asks us to consider: what is art?

Villagers and Vagabonds can help open up discussions in communities about local identity, rejuvenation, regional planning, local development, public art projects, and decision-making processes. We also recommend film screenings for art institutions, museums and galleries, to catalyze conversations about art’s power to provoke, inform and transform

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The film is available for screenings at schools through The Cultural Schoolbag (Den kulturelle skolesekken / DKS).
If a DKS tour is not scheduled for your school or county, please read on for information about how to set up your own screening.

Workplace, organization or higher education

If would like to set up a screening for your workplace, organization, local community, or higher education institution, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Øyvor Dalan Vik, Dagens Næringsliv

"The documentary film Villagers and Vagabonds is the funniest voyage of discovery so far this year."

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