Run-Time: 1 x 30 min.
Directed by Barbara Pichler-Hausegger and Walter Reichl
Written by Barbara Pichler-Hausegger
Produced by wrfilm for ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , German (SUB TITLE)
Umeå - 2014 Capital of Culture
Schlaflos in Umeå
Umeň is the least well known European capital of culture of all time, but it is certainly not the least interesting. After all, it has astonishing phenomena such as eight seasons and feminist punk rockers as well as being the home city of Stieg Larsson, creator of the "Millennium" trilogy. The documentary, "Umeň - 2014 Capital of Culture" discovered a few alternatives to the rest of Europe in the "city of a thousand birch trees". Life here is unpretentious and uncomplicated, anti-hierarchical and anti-snobbish. People get involved in politics and take responsibility. Minorities such as the original inhabitants, the Sami, have a fixed place in society.