This 2002 Norwegian adaption drama is available on You Tube in parts, but I watched it

via  Netflix,  for YT see below.  I enjoyed this flick, and the soundtrack.

For those watching movies with others or are concerned about such things,  there is nudity and  death.   All of the versions I found are in English.  Though the actors have various accents all had good diction so they could be easily understood.

I found this information in the comments:

“It is an international co-production. It has mostly Norwegian actors, along with Depardieu and Eccleston etc., the director is Danish and production is shared between many countries. The book is by a Norwegian writer and it takes place in Norway.”

From Me:

I am going to read the book from which the film was adapted:  DINA’S BOOK  by   Herbjorg Wassmo  translated from Danish to English by Nadia M. Christensen .  I hope to enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed OUT OF AFRICA  by   Isak Dinesen  (nome de plume  used by the Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke).

I did read in reviews and comments on Amazon that  the Kindle version sold on amazon has typos.  Dunno, myself, but I sure hope the print book doesn’t have typos.  Whereas I often don’t see my own typos, those in books glare at me and are disturbing.   You can tell which publishers edit with some sort of spell check and which publishers actually have human proof readers.

Dina’s Etude by  Marco Beltrami


I AM DINA    1 of 10  playlist   I watched the movie via Netflix, rather than this playlist by  marieccleston·


Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage

Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage, Forced to Import From Norway

By: Amanda Froelich,
Imagine a world where pollution is a non-issue, cities are pristine, healthy environments to live in, and little to no entanglements from discarded trash injures wildlife or clogs the oceans. In Sweden, this is almost a reality, yet it’s causing a paradoxical predicament for the recycle-happy country that relies on waste to heat and provide electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes.
The Scandinavian nation of more than 9.5 million citizens has run out of garbage; while this is a positive – almost enviable – predicament for a country to be facing, Sweden now has to search for rubbish outside of its borders to generate its waste-to-energy incineration program. It’s namely Norway officials who are now shipping in 80,000 tons of refuse annually to fuel the country with outside waste.
The population’s remarkable pertinacious recycling habits are inspiration for other garbage-bloated countries where the idea of empty landfills is scarce. In fact, only 4 percent of all waste in Sweden is land-filled, a big win for the future of sustainable living. By using its two million tons of waste as energy and scrapping for more outside of its borders, this country is shown in international comparisons to be the global leader in recovering energy in waste. Go Sweden.
Public Radio International has the whole story. This (albeit short-term) solution is even highly beneficial for the Scandinavian country; Norway pays Sweden to take its excess waste, Sweden burns it for heat and electricity, and the ashes remaining from the incineration process, filled with highly polluting dioxins, are returned back to Norway and land filled.
Catarina Ostland, senior advisor for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, suggests that Norway may not be the perfect partner for the trash import-export scheme, however. “I hope that instead we will get the waste from Italy or from Romania or Bulgaria, or the Baltic countries because they landfill a lot in these countries” she tells PRI. “They don’t have any incineration plants or recycling plants, so they need to find a solution for their waste”.
There’s definitely something to be said about being ‘green’. Regardless of its sourcing, hopefully Sweden’s impeccable job of reducing its carbon footprint may serve as an example to other areas of the world that have more than enough trash to utilize and put to sustainable use.

Source: trueactivist.com


Sweden forced to import trash from Norway to create heat and


Oct 25, 2012 – Sweden is apparently way too good at recycling. In a country where only 4 percent of waste goes to landfills, officials have had to start importing 

Melting Snow Patches Uncover Ancient Artifacts

Textiles and clothing history are of particular interest to me.  A significant portion of my (actual physical

printed) books are related to this subject.  Napping is of interest, as well, though I have never tried to duplicate

those skills.  However, there are nappers in my immediate family.  My own interest is more in keeping with

following cultural migrations.
29 August 2013 Last updated at 02:14 ET

Ancient artefacts found in melting snow

By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News

Tunic The well-worn tunic was incredibly well preserved and was made from wool

An Iron Age tunic is among the discoveries found under melting snow on Norwegian mountains.

Other findings include Neolithic arrows and bow fragments, thought to be about 6000 years old.

Snow on the Norwegian mountains, and elsewhere, is rapidly melting due to climate change, which is now unveiling a world of well preserved new discoveries.

Arrow heads
Arrow heads were thought to be lost by Neolithic

READ MORE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23849332#

Continue reading the main story

The findings are published in two papers in
the journal Antiquity
.         http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/087/ant0870728.htm

Mari Boine – Sow Your Gold — Goaskinviellja

Mari Boine – Sow Your Gold

Mari Boine – Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother

Mari Boine, previously known as Mari Boine Persen, (born 8 November 1956) is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Gula Gula (first released by Iđut, 1989, later re-released by Real World) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s.

Boine was born and raised in Gámehisnjárga, a village on the river Anarjohka in Karasjok municipality in Finnmark, in the far north of Norway.

Her parents were Sami (Lapps). They made a living from salmon fishing and farming. She grew up steeped in the region’s natural environment, but also amidst the strict Laestadian Christian movement with discrimination against her people: for example, singing in the traditional Sami joik style was considered ‘the devil’s work’. The local school that she attended reflected a very different world from her family’s. All the teaching was in Norwegian.

As she grew up she started to rebel against being an inferior Lappish woman in Norwegian society. For instance, the booklet accompanying the CD ‘Leahkastin’ (Unfolding) is illustrated with photographs with racist captions like ‘Lapps report for anthropological measurement’, ‘Typical female Lapp’, ‘A well-nourished Lapp’; and it ends with a photo of Boine herself as a girl, captioned ‘Mari, one of the rugged Lapp-girl types’ and attributed ‘(Photo: Unidentified priest)’.

She was asked to perform at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, but refused because she perceived the invitation as an attempt to bring a token minority to the ceremonies.

In 2003 Boine was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize. She was appointed knight, first class in the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for her artistic diversity on September 18, 2009.

Her songs are strongly rooted in her experience of being in a despised minority. For example, the song ‘Oppskrift for Herrefolk’ (‘Recipe for a Master Race’) on her breakthrough CD ‘Gula Gula’, sung in Norwegian unlike the rest of the songs which are in Sami, speaks directly of ‘discrimination and hate’, and ironically recommends ways of oppressing a minority: ‘Use bible and booze and bayonet’; ‘Use articles of law against ancient rights’.

Her other songs are more positive, often singing of the beauty and wildness of Sapmi (Lapland). The title track of ‘Gula Gula’ asks the listener to remember ‘that the earth is our mother’.

She sings in a traditional folk style, using the yodelling ‘yoik’ voice, with a range of accompanying instruments and percussion. For example, on ‘Gula Gula’ the instruments used are drum, guitar, electric bass clarinet, dozo n’koni, ganga, claypot, darboka, tambourine, seed rattles, cymbal, clarinet, piano, frame drum, saz, drone drum, hammered dulcimer, bosoki, overtone flute, bells, bass, quena, charango and antara.

Redhead Genes

There are definitely redheads in my family!  And there is red in the hair of my grandchildren and one
is (the little girl born 2 years ago on my birthday) is VERY red-haired.  So even though my daughter

in-law has ash tones to her blonde hair, there’s a redhead in her ancestry somewhere.  Even the brunettes

in my family, including descendants,  had (have) red tones.  My brothers have red beards …..

Are You Carrying the Redhead Gene?

Some parents worry that their children will be born with a rare disease or a hidden genetic disorder. Other parents, however, wonder if their children will possess something more obvious: red hair.

A British ancestry company, BritainsDNA, is now offering parents the chance to see if their children might inherit the so-called “ginger gene,” the Telegraph reports. The test will scan each parent’s DNA for signs of the so-called MC1R gene that causes redheadedness.

“Through a simple saliva test to determine deep ancestry, we can … identify whether an individual is a carrier of any of the three common redhead variants in the gene MC1R,” said Dr. Jim Wilson, chief scientist at BritainsDNA, as quoted in the Huffington Post.

PHOTOS: Evolution Before Your Eyes

The gene for red hair is recessive, so a person needs two copies of that gene for it to show up or be expressed. That means even if both parents carry the gene, just one in four of their children are likely to turn out to be a redhead. As a result, families that have no redheads for decades can suddenly discover a carrottop in their midst.

“Families can carry a variant for generations, and when one carrier has children with another carrier, a redheaded baby can appear seemingly out of nowhere.” Wilson said, as quoted in the Daily Mail.

Though there’s no scientific evidence that redheads deserve their reputation for having fiery temperaments, some recent reports suggest having red hair is associated with a number of health issues. A study from the journal Nature found that the pigment pheomelanin, which is responsible for red hair, may also make redheads even more susceptible to melanoma than fair-skinned blondes, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Sperm Bank Rejects Redheads

And a widely reported study from the Journal of the American Dentistry Association found that redheads are more sensitive to pain and require extra anesthesia during surgery, according to ABC News.

But there may be some advantages to having red hair, too, EverydayHealth.com reports. The pale skin that redheads usually have is more efficient at soaking up sunlight — and sunlight is required for the body to manufacture vitamin D, an essential nutrient.

Worldwide, red hair is quite rare, and just over 0.5 percent, or one in 200 people, are redheads — this amounts to almost 40 million people, the Daily Mail reports.

In Ireland, an estimated 10 percent of the population has red hair, though about 40 percent of the Irish carry the recessive gene. In Scotland and England, 13 percent and 6 percent, respectively, are redheaded, according to the Daily Mail.

The DNA test will be offered by BritainsDNA at a genealogy and ancestry exhibition named Who Do You Think You Are, associated with the popular NBC television show and scheduled to be held in London next month.

This article originally appeared on LiveScience.com.

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