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Plakat Mama

Preethi Nallu 2021, 37 min.

Free screening but registration needed.

Monday Nov. 29th, 2021 from 18:30-20:30 at Boksen, Kulturhuset, Oslo


Afghan Refugees in Norway

In collaboration with Asianettverket (Asianet) UiO.

Talk after the screening with film director Preethi Nallu, Antonio De Lauri, Liv Kjølset, Gro Dregelid and Ståle Wig.

The documentary 'Mama' portrays the stories of Afghan asylum seekers across Europe and their families in Afghanistan through the eyes of a Norwegian retired teacher, who has taken in 60 such boys, becoming their "mama."

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the film-maker, Preethi Nallu, and Afghan/Norwegian experts on the current situation in Afghanistan. They will discuss the need for expanded quotas for asylum seekers and support for new arrivals to Norway. The narrator of the film, Gro Dregelid, will provide her views on community level integration.

The event is free but registration is needed. Read more here.


Preethi Nallu is a multimedia journalist and the founding editor of Refugees Deeply. Born in Iran and raised in India, she has covered global displacement and migration for news outlets, think tanks and the UN for the past decade. Director of Mama.

Antonio De Lauri is a research professor at the CMI in Bergen.

Liv Kjølset is Secretary General of the Norwegian Afghanistan Comittee.

Gro Dregelid is the narrator of the film. She is a retired teacher who has taken in Afghan refugees under her wing, becoming their adopted mother in Norway.

Moderator: Ståle Wig is postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.

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