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All the World in a Design School (2015)

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What happens when traditionally generous and export-driven Sweden imposes steep tuition fees for non-Europeans students?

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Mattias Löw

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Mattias Löw (narration by), Mattias Löw
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Alwin Peter Alwin ... Himself
Tony Catignani Tony Catignani ... Himself
Anna Costamagna Anna Costamagna ... Herself
Thomas Degn Thomas Degn ... Himself
Maxime Dubreucq Maxime Dubreucq ... Himself
Maria Göransdotter Maria Göransdotter ... Herself
Maja Hedlund Maja Hedlund ... Herself
Demian Horst Demian Horst ... Himself
Keri Iam Keri Iam ... Herself
Ilteris Ilbasan Ilteris Ilbasan ... Himself
Robert Provo Kluit Robert Provo Kluit ... Himself
Mattias Löw Mattias Löw ... Himself (voice)
Thibault Moussanet Thibault Moussanet ... Himself
Birgitta Nordholm Birgitta Nordholm ... Herself
Dimitris Palyvos Dimitris Palyvos ... Himself
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Eclectic students and faculty from all over the planet meet at one of the the world's top industrial design school in Scandinavia's faraway north just below the Arctic Circle. This documentary explores everyday life, unique study methods and dynamic design processes at Umeå Institute of Design during the school's 25th anniversary when traditionally welcoming and generous Sweden, with its export-driven economy, imposes steep tuition fees for non-Europeans, the very students that have been instrumental in making the school what it is today. Written by TML

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Will one of the world's best industrial design schools survive steep tuition fees?


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

20 August 2015 (Sweden) See more »

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At Arm's Length See more »

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Budget:

SEK 630,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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ALL THE WORLD IN A DESIGN SCHOOL Epilogue
By Lars Kumlin & Jonas Beckman
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Entertaining documentary on narrow topic.
24 August 2015 | by kua185See all my reviews

I was imagining a documentary on industrial design to be a bit dull and boring, but "All the world in a design school" is anything but boring. We get a chance to follow some international students at a school in northern Sweden during a year of studies when the school is in trouble because Sweden has decided to start to charge students from outside Europe school fees. The characters, a Chinese guy, Turkish guy, a Dutch and a French guy all shows what makes their world inside the school so exciting and inspiring even for us who has never been in the school. The school's teachers also show us what an interesting world a school of industrial design can be. I really liked this film.


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