The Childrens Village in Sweden

EXHIBITION : BEING EUROPEAN

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A village in Sweden for troubled, delinquent or disturbed young people.

  • Title
    Country of Tomorrow
  • 1st Broadcast
    29/04/1970
  • Contributor
    Brian Cleeve (Reporter)
    John Lyresatur (Camera)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:53
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Clip title
    The Childrens Village in Sweden
  • Extended description

    An extract from the documentary 'Country of Tomorrow' profiling a very specific way of life in modern Sweden.

    Reporter Brian Cleeve visits Ska Edeby, Sweden, the children's village, where "delinquent" or "disturbed" children are cared for in a safe, relaxed and stable environment. The cottages where the children live are run by young volunteers.

    Brian Cleeve describes the backgounds of the children living here. Off camera a village counsellor discusses living arrangements in the cottages, the way of life, and what constitutes acceptable behaviour.

    "What we try to do is treat them like they should be treated in their own home."

  • Information

    'Country of Tomorrow' is a documentary that attempts to show what life in one Swedish village is really like to an Irish audience.  The writer and narrator of the programme, Brian Cleeve had lived and worked in Sweden and wanted to present a picture of Sweden that was removed from the stereotype.

    This programme was broadcast on 29 April 1970.

  • Local keywords
    Sweden, Modern Society, Ska Edeby, Delinquent Children, Rebabilitation, European, Being European, Nationality, Citizenship, Europe
  • Geographical coverage
    Sweden, Europe
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1970
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P214/00070
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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