New films bring life to unique cultural areas in Värmland

14 January 2020 - Published by Anna Grude
In Värmland, there are many exciting and valuable cultural areas where 41 of them have been considered so valuable that they have been selected as areas of national interest. Värmland County Administrative Board (VCAB) has through the CUPIDO project produced films that reflects the uniqueness of the areas.

Through the CUPIDO project, VCAB had the opportunity to work with cultural environments in Värmland in a different way during 2019 and 2020.

–  We make short films about some of the county's areas of national interest, says Sara Bodin Olsson, antiquarian at VCAB. In each film we tell about the area and why it is selected as an area of national interest. We also get a chance to talk to all the people who are involved in the area as owners, associations, entrepreneurs, municipalities and others, says Sara.

In Värmland there are 41 surroundings that are designated as areas of national interest, because  they have such high values that they are worth protecting from a national perspective.

The cultural surroundings in Värmland have a big value and it is great to have the chance to showcase several of them and the fantastic commitment that many people put into preserving and using them, says Governor Georg Andrén. It is an important job and I hope the films will inspire so that more of our fantastic environments are preserved, used and developed.

This week, the first three films about three very different cultural areas in Värmland are released and next year, six more films will be released.

–  The films show part of the fantastic range of cultural areas in Värmland, ranging from war history, ironworks and old shielings where farmers used to move their milk cattle to summer pasture to farmland, prehistoric sites and manor houses, to name a few examples, says Sara Bodin Olsson.

The CUPIDO project is about developing new business opportunities in the cultural and cultural heritage sector around the North Sea. The hope is that the films will have a wide area of use, where local actors can be inspired and develop new ideas and new businesses, but also that the inhabitants of Värmland and tourists will discover the cultural environments in different ways.

You will find the films on Värmland County Administrative Board's website.

The films are in Swedish, but you can choose English subtitles. The website will be updated with new films during 2020.