Denmark is, just like the Netherlands, a multi ethnic society. New Danes and Danes live alongside and with each other. Visit the same schools, sports clubs and work together. But in Danish movies and television series, which provide generally a reflection and critique on the society, the multi ethnic society seems hardly visible. Despite the fact that Danes are known as innovators in the visual field, with for example Dogma 95 and more recent the Nordic noir hit series, the representation of the multi ethnic society remains off. What we mostly see in movies and television series . . .

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Birgit de Bruin is a Masters student Media Studies and Art Policy and Art Management at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Currently she is completing research why Danish drama series are so popular in Europe. Birgit is interested in representation of Danish culture, gender and also in writing and production processes of Danish public service television drama. Birgit’s previous work is mainly about representation of gender or cultural minorities in Dutch television series from the Dutch public broadcaster NPO. Furthermore has Birgit a broad interest in culture and media policy of the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and the European Union.