Monday, October 20, 2008

Film Presentation Claes Olsson’s Colorado Avenue

Sunday, November 9, 2008 2:00 pm
The Hall at the Scandinavian Centre
Admission by donation

Colorado Avenue tells the story of Dollar-Hanna, dealing with humiliation, shame and respect.
When Hanna is little, she and her mother are forced to leave their home island in the Bothnia archipelago after Hanna´s father drowns at sea.

Hanna becomes a hired girl at the Smeds´ house. She starts to save money to go to America.

In 1893, at the age of 18, she travels to the Unites States and Colorado, determined to make money in the Great West.
Ten years later in 1905, Hanna returns to her home village Siklax with her son Otto and daughter Ida, but without a husband.

With her American dollars she buys a parcel of rocky land and opens a country store.

The store becomes the village centre and the local people begin to respect the industrious Hanna – or Dollar-Hanna as they choose to call her.

In Swedish with English Subtitles

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