LENA Film Evening with Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska

31 March 2022.

17:00 – 21:00
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.
145 kr.

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Archives, diaries, midwives and mad women – these are some of the themes that Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska will explore during three women’s history film evenings together with Klarabiografen at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in 2022.

Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska’s first evening at Klarabiografen is a collaboration with Grafikens Hus and the project Samlande tankar / Collecting Thoughts and will revolve around something that is close to our hearts: archives and archival material. How do we relate to archival material when we create art and film? How do you tell someone else’s story? This is something we, through film and conversation, will come on March 31st.

Evening’s program:

17.00-18.00 Monument: Monument: Save your own story for the future in Stockholm’s Women’s History Collection.

18.00-18.50 Conversation: How do we tell someone else’s story through archival material?

19.00-21.00 Film: LENA

In addition to the evening’s program, Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska will also be in the Culture Library on the same floor. At their own women’s history table, you will be able to browse (and loan out) specially selected book titles with a focus on women’s history and archives.


Monument is Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska’s platform for digital collections. Kvinnans Sak is a collection of objects and stories where both museums and the general public narrate women’s history, lives and experiences through things. Bring one thing. It can be, for example, a physical object, photograph or document, and we will photograph it for our collection and write down your women’s historical story. See all submitted stories at monument.kvinnohistoriska.se/samlingar/kvinnans-sak/


How do we tell someone else’s story? Archives give people the chance to leave diaries, pictures, notes and contracts – fragments of their lives that we can cut and paste together into a story. But how do we relate to the material? How do we tell someone else’s story and how specific can you be? In a conversation between artists Sam Hultin and Francine Agbodjalou moderated by the journalist Rafaela Stålbalk Klose, we take a closer look at how you can work with archival material in art when you tell someone else’s, or your own, story.

Sam Hultin is an artist who invites queer individuals and groups to activate parts of our queer history together. For the past three years, Sam has worked to make the archive of, trans pioneer, Eva-Lisa Bengtson accessible through city walks, performative readings and a commemoration. Keep an eye on Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska’s channels so as not to miss our city walks with Sam Hultin.

Francine Agbodjalou is a multidisciplinary artist based in Stockholm, who in her art touches on topics such as lost memories and family archives.

Rafaela Stålbalk Klose is a journalist who writes and makes radio about themes related to identity, gender and culture – preferably from a social perspective. Rafaela’s great interest is to dig into archival material to depict stories concerning the fate of women and women’s history.

About the film: LENA

When Lena Nyman is admitted to Dramaten’s student school, she is already a celebrity in Sweden. From stage school and the crackling cultural life of the 60s, she suddenly becomes world-famous with the controversial Nyfiken films. When Lena dies in 2011, she leaves behind 17 paper bags full of secrets.

Through a unique and partly never before exposed material, a living portrait is painted. Through diaries, letters and photographs, we bring her close to life with all it entails:Ticket is valid for talks and film screenings, the collection is open to all Kulturhuset’s visitors. love, work, theater life, writing, alcohol and physicality. There is also the sharpened and resourceful political gaze that makes her so passionately relevant today.

Ticket valid for talks and film screenings, the collection is open to all Kulturhuset’s visitors.

The evening is arranged by Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska in collaboration with Grafikens hus, Klarabiografen and Kulturbiblioteket.