Gold Route Winner «ZombieLars»
Elves and trolls against xenophobia?
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The HL Center has invited series creator Thomas Seeberg Torjussen and actor Laila Goody from the NRK Super series "ZombieLars" to a conversation with Holocaust mediator Peder Nustad and racism researcher Alexa Døving here at the HL Center.
"ZombieLars," a series about racism and minority issues for pre-teens, recently completed its third and final season, bringing with it a well-deserved Gold Route for the best children's and youth series.
The series takes place in Bekkebakken, in a so-called post-racial society, where no references are made to the ethnic differences we use today. We meet living survivors, witches, goblins, trolls, a ninja and others who are subject to discrimination from xenophobia. No identity is unproblematic in this universe.
Author Monica Isakstuen wrote in Morgenbladet that the series "points to the chaotic, ugly and undressed that suggest in man."
The success series became too much for the Swedes: they moved it to a later date and changed some words and expressions in the dubbing ( https://bit.ly/2vqEvyJ ).
No, the series is "a vaccine against ideological blindness - give your children trolls and live survivors!" Wrote critic Bjørn Gabrielsen in Dagens Næringsliv in mid-March, and: "The series is perhaps the most sophisticated Norwegian cultural expression today that addresses these themes" . On Thursday, he leads the conversation.
What was the starting point for the series? Is it really "a vaccine" against racism and other xenophobia? Can it be used actively in school when teaching these topics? How does an actor go about developing a character like "Torill"? What does the racist scientist think about the series?
Director Guri Hjeltnes welcomes you.