A village in Sweden for troubled, delinquent or disturbed young people.
- Title Country of Tomorrow
- 1st Broadcast 29/04/1970
- ContributorBrian 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 backgrounds 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."
'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
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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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