Former Industrial Ghost-Town Becomes Sweden's Film Capital

Trollhattan, once faced with 20% unemployment, remodeled its abandoned factories into movie studios, drawing new investment from around the world.
June 13, 2004, 9am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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The small city of Trollhattan is Europe's new hot-spot film location; its mix of brick factories and industrial landscape provides the perfect backdrop for avant-garde auteurs. But just a decade ago, the city was mired in a deep economic and social depression. Now, spurred on by regulations promoting local businesses, Trollhattan's best and brightest no longer flee to Stockholm in search of opportunity.

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Published on Friday, June 11, 2004 in BBC News
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