Let the Winter Games begin!

    • set 5 documentaries

    Because of the Winter Olympics in South-Korea, we present five films about sports and about (North) Korea. You can watch these for a small fee.

    Featuring ice hockey players (Somalians in Sweden and the legendary Soviet ice hockey team), an unstoppable snowboarder and blundering rugby players. And North Korean refugees who try to flee to Thailand via China.

    Documentaries in this selectie

    Nice People

    • Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg
    • 2015

    In this week's set: Sports as a means of promoting integration. In Borlänge, Sweden, 17 Somali immigrants try to find their feet on the ice.

    Red Army

    • Gabe Polsky
    • 2014

    A masterful documentary about the legendary Soviet ice hockey team, from the perspective of Russian ice hockey legend Slava Fetisov.

    The Crash Reel

    • Lucy Walker
    • 2013

    After an accident that left him with a brain injury, snowboarding champion Kevin Pearce can't wait to return to the slopes, and his family can't believe what they're hearing.

    Freetime Machos

    • Mika Ronkainen
    • 2009

    The Finnish macho is mild-mannered and melancholy, and does not dare to touch a girl. Freetime Machos is a lighthearted group portrait of a blundering rugby team.

    The Defector: Escape from North Korea

    • Ann Shin
    • 2012

    A tense, enlightening documentary that uses a hidden camera to follow two North Korean refugees and their mediator.