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Cecilias dröm
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
Celicila´s Dream (English)
Abstract [sv]

The plot is similar to Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat (2000). However, there are some differences: my story is about an outsider who start a vegan cafe in a village famous for its slaughterhouse. The time frame for this story is the month of December 2012.

In the beginning, we take part in a conversation in a cafe in a fictive town in Sweden called Korpköping, between friends Cecilia and Veronica, who tells how they will celebrate Christmas and New Year. The 35-year-old Cecilia Björk is a single mother (who is also the widow) who has a childhood dream: she has always wanted to pursue a vegan cafe. She sees an opportunity to do that when she returns to her home village (called Little Garvet), along with his 14-year-old son Joakim. Her aunt Solveig must go on rehabilitation for a long time and therefore have no time for taking care of her cafe. Cecilia takes over temporary. There and then she sees the chance to make her dream come true.

The following question is: how will Cecilia make an impact for her idea? The answer is: she will make first vegan Christmas dinner during Christmas Eve. To achieve this, we accompany her, where she spreads her message through all from cooking classes to lectures. She obtains inclusive a mascot in the form of a pig (for which she had stolen from the slaughterhouse). Is the whole process as trouble-free? No, of course not. Solveig's coffee shop is on the same street opposite the butcher (who is also the widower) Roines meat shop. His daughter Emmy will be interested Joakim and therefore helps Cecilia to reach his dream. Roine criticize Cecilia in a bantering way, because he believes that she destroys the village's traditions. He tries to compete Cecilia, but does not succeed. Therefore, he raises his bet and try to take back the pig and claim that it is his.

When she is about to put his dream on the shelf - several people helping her along by Christmas. However, Roine takes pig to the slaughterhouse to kill it, but ... he cannot. His conscience rub and choose instead to give the pig to Cecilia. She invites him to Christmas dinner and he was grateful to finish well and will. Cecilia's dream is thus fulfilled. In the New Year, Cecilia comes home to Korpköping and is meeting Veronica again.

And Cecilia tells of how her dream came true.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122961OAI: diva2:942892
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Bachelor of Arts programme in Screenwriting for film, TV and new media
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-06-27

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