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Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong

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Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong
The marque on the Egyptian Theatre is pictured before the opening day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Photo: Jim Urquhart/Scanpix
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It was another golden day for Scandinavian cinema on Wednesday as a Swedish-Danish couple picked up an award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US.
Married couple Frida (from Sweden) and Lasse Barkfors (who is Danish) took home the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for their documentary 'Pervert Park' at the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah. 
 
The film is about a Florida trailer park turned into a home for over a hundred sex offenders. The park offers a safe haven for the convicted criminals to receive therapy to help them reintegrate into society and fight their demons. Many of them are haunted by memories of sexual abuse in their own childhoods.
 
The Sundance Festival is one of the biggest independent film festivals in the US, attracting almost 50 000 visitors every year. This year, the coveted Grand Jury Prize was awarded to American film 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
 
Pervert Park was also a featured film at the 2014 Copenhagen Film Festival. 

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