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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
For someone who has never been properly introduced to the the craft of industrial design this documentary showed many important insights. And besides being a really, really good film on that topic I also think the drama of following the students' struggle was very interesting. Like I was looking at an artist at work. I look forward to more stories like this where the filmmaker/s make something exciting out of what to me seems like an engineering feat. The irony of this film is also that it takes place in northern Sweden far away from where you would normally expect world class design to take place. I would like to really recommend this film.
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