Swedish TV Series: Caliphate
Swedish TV Series online is kind of like a book club. You watch the episodes in your own time and then we get together on Zoom to discuss what we watched. For the episodes we will be discussing, check out our calendar here: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/events/
In October we will watch Caliphate that can be found on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80240005). The show is in English, Swedish and Arabic with English subtitles.
The story is based on the real-life case of the Bethnal Green Trio, in which three teenage girls from London met jihad recruiters at their high school in February 2015. The television adaptation follows multiple characters including Fatima – a Swedish Security Service agent, Pervin – a young Swedish woman lured into Syria, and Sulle – an opinionated teenager groomed by the Islamic State/ISIL. The plot explores and revolves around themes such as religious extremism, Islamophobia, and human rights.