Slow TV Swedish Style
April 12, 2020 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Last year Sveriges Television, the national broadcasting service supported by taxpayers, introduced The big moose migration (Den stora älgvandringen), a multi-day, 24-hour broadcast of a beautiful landscape along with any animals that pass by its cameras. Slow TV day 5 of the second broadcast begins tomorrow. Feel free to enjoy the first four days starting now. “For several thousand years the moose have walked the same path to get to the rich pastures of summer. Follow the walk by from Kullburg in the north of Sweden,” encourages SVT.
posted by Bella Donna (8 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Just what we need!
posted by mumimor at 12:31 PM on April 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thus far it mostly looks like caribou, unless I'm just missing the moosetown.
posted by corb at 12:53 PM on April 12, 2020

It looks like Day 2 may have some stuff but I'm having trouble playing it.
posted by corb at 12:58 PM on April 12, 2020

corb try day 4. Periodically today I have seen the week’s highlights (Veckans höjdpunkter), which have included a variety of birds and some reindeer. At one point some small critter climbed over the camera lens but I have no idea what it was because it happened so quickly. It’s night so I don’t imagine there’s a lot to see now on the live stream (hmm, which is Day 4). Maybe you will have better luck tomorrow.
posted by Bella Donna at 1:08 PM on April 12, 2020 [2 favorites]

If you'd like some slightly faster slow tv, here's a 10-hour arctic train ride through Norway.
posted by kaibutsu at 1:22 PM on April 12, 2020

Ok we got some caribou at 7:32 folks

They're nibbling moss
posted by Beardman at 3:00 PM on April 12, 2020 [3 favorites]

What you folks call caribou is what Swedes call reindeer, I have just discovered courtesy of this thread. Cool.
posted by Bella Donna at 10:40 PM on April 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

The Norwegians started this, and I can't help but to think there is a political dimension to it. There was in Norway, though I'm not sure the NRK knew this from the outset. The thing is, while we Scandinavians are in most aspects perfect human beings /s, we are not very good at protecting indigenous people, like the Same. The Norwegian show exposed the difficulties the Norwegian Same went through on their journey. By not showing humans at all, the STV is sending another message.

That said, I still love watching it. All the time.
posted by mumimor at 11:06 AM on April 13, 2020 [2 favorites]

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