The media in the 21st century has been presenting a Middle East as in continuous conflict, misery and poverty, leaving us with a society that is alien from our Swedish society – overshadowing our similarities. Through this talk show we will highlight the complexity of the Malmö-Middle East interlink due to the migration and refugee flow to Sweden that has resulted in an interflow of people between these two regions.
The artistic, intellectual and innovative segments of these societies are re-flourishing in the post-conflict era. The talk show will invite people that are “bridging” the two regions through their line of work through various initiatives (political, cultural and social) that enhance intercultural communication and understanding.
Thus, Malmö is not just a melting pot – it is also a place closely interlinked with the Middle East.