SKAM awarded the Peer Gynt Prize in Norway

The Norwegian youth series Skam has been awarded the Peer Gynt Prize in Norway.

The Peer Gynt Prize is awarded for exercising social responsibility and showing Norway in a positive way abroad. Politicians vote for the winner, and the Prime Minister Erna Solberg handed out the prize.

Skam focuses on the daily lives of teenagers at Hartvig Nissen School in Frogner in West Oslo. Each season follows a new main character. While airing, a new clip, conversation or social media post is published on the NRK website on a daily basis. Each season also covers particular topics. The series finale aired back in June 2017.

You can browse the website for Skam here.  
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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.