Follow 20 young people's lives for 10 weeks. In each of the five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden - 4 young people between 18-27 open their home and hearts and share their thoughts and feelings. With great courage and sincerity they offer you a glimpse of their lives!
DOXWISE NORDIC is an online diary project - by young people and is for the youth. Every week each cast are documenting their everyday life with camera. They then deliver hours of raw material to the professional team of directors and editors, who then edit and upload new 3-5 minute webisodes here on this page.
31 October 2012:
One of the webisodes from Finland (Joonas 6. webisode: "Welcome to Finland") have raised a debate on racism in Finland. You can read the response from the team behind Doxwise Nordic here:
AN OPEN LETTER FROM DOXWISE NORDIC
Doxwise as a concept is to give youth a voice and a way to show their world and views in public through video material that they have filmed themselves. We, as the team behind Doxwise Nordic, feel that it is important to bring forth how the youth in our society thinks and acts.
With Doxwise we are documenting the society and the lives of people for better or for worse. We do not wish to censor the realities of life or silence it down even though the truth can be unpleasant and hard to handle. What we wish for is to engage people in active citizenship and create a public debate and dialogue on the realities of life (as the youth themselves are experiencing it.)
A recent video of the series called "Welcome to Finland" has created a great viral reaction - and as we anticipated: an anti-racist one. We believe the actions in the video speak for themselves. It does neither provoke any sympathy for racist behavior nor encourage in such a behavior. We hoped this video would draw attention around racism in Finland, which it has done.
Doxwise does not create any situations, set-ups or scripts for it's participants. We believe it is better to show the world we live in, within legal boundaries, than trying to censor it in any way.
With the Doxwise video series we are ready to bring out any topics, which are relevant to it's participants, the youth. We wish to create discussion and hopefully from there on progress. By silencing the media, unpleasant phenomena does not disappear.
We encourage the public to watch all the Doxwise videos to see a wider view and range of our youth today. The links to all the videos can be found at www.doxwise.com.
Sarita Christensen, CEO Copenhagen Bombay and main producer Denmark & Norway
Liisa Juntunen, Producer Finland
Petter Lindblad, Producer Sweden
Hildur Margrétardóttir, Producer Iceland