Menu

The HUR cup - "Love for everyone"

Photo: Ricard Estay

The HUR cup being filmed

Photo: Ricard Estay

The HUR cup

Photo: Ricard Estay

The film crew

Photo: Ricard Estay

The HUR cup - "Put down your weapon"

Photo: Ricard Estay

The HUR cup - exterior of where the cup is played

Photo: Ricard Estay

Workshop with Roxy Farhat

Photo: Marti Manen

Workshop with Roxy Farhat

Photo: Marti Manen

HOLMA, MALMÖ

Hyllie Youth Council (HUR) wants to foster commitment, spread happiness and be role models for other young people throughout Sweden. Currently they are making a film in collaboration with artist Roxy Farhat, which will be screened at the Nordic Matters festival at the Southbank Centre in London in July 2017.

HUR’s activities include culture and sport for young people. The focus is on young people’s development and health. Today, the association has more than 50 members and is run by young people aged 16 to 25 years. Among other things they are the initiators of the soccer tournament HUR CUP.

Located in southern Malmö, Holma comprises primarily multi-dwelling units of three or eight stories built in the early 1970s. The area forms part of the Hyllie district which is currently expanding. The Hyllie railway station was inaugurated in 2010. 1,100 new flats are planned to be built as part of a 15-year project entitled Holmastan.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Over the past year, artist Roxy Farhat has collaborated with HUR to create a film about the association’s work. The film will be premiered in the summer of 2017 and screened in various locations including Malmö and London.

WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE?

Roxy Farhat, artist:

“The story can be written by a 22-year-old resident in Holma, who can tell us about his or her life.

“Personal stories are the basis of my work. The film about HUR presents a different form of historical writing, written by ordinary people. It’s important that the residents tell their own story of what it’s like to live there. Instead of it being written by someone who holds a high position in society.

“Shoot-outs have become part of everyday life in Malmö, but this is not what the life of the inhabitants is about. I want to highlight a personal encounter rather than a figure in the statistics.

“What pleases me most with Art is Happening is that I and my team have been given an opportunity to step into people’s lives and share their thoughts, tales and stories. Many don’t know what an artist does, so it’s about taking the time to care, showing a genuine interest.

“HUR have been active for a long time and are keen to tell their story. They are ambitious and they think big.”

APPLICANTS

Hyllie Youth Council