Liberia is a country located in West-Africa. This country has around 4,8 million inhabitants (2018) and is a country with a humid climate and parts of the country are covered in rainforest. Liberia is one of few countries that did not get colonized and was declared as an independent republic in 1847.


English is the official language of Liberia. However, more than 30 indigenous languages are spoken there as well. English Liberian i



Spotlight is a movie based out of real events where several crimes were committed by the Boston Catholic church. The Boston Globe’s “spotlight” team of reporters were the ones who looked into the allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church where they find 87 priests who they able to find backup on their allegations and some of their victims.



I have never seen a movie about investigative journalism before and I thought it was really interesting. The way they worked has so cool and it really showed how much work the journalists put into their job and how much time it took for them. It seemed like they work 24/7. It gave me a new perspective on how journalists work and how much you can find out if you work hard enough.



The main conflict in the film is the case against the Catholic church and how the journalists work to find information and speak to the victims. They try to find proof but the church has tried to get rid of as much evidence as possible to cover the case. Also, the 9/11 attack happens right before they were about to release the story, and because of this, they needed to wait.


The novel The Kite Runner was written by the Author Khaled Hosseini. This book was published in 2003 and were made into a film in 2007. This book got a lot of attention nationally and internationally and was even published in over 40 different countries.



When I first saw the movie, I had already read the book and I could already see a difference between the two from the start. The film and the book had the same main storyline, but the book went more into the characters as a book always does. Also, the film skipped many of the important parts of the book, which made the book special, Like the cleft lip. In the book the main character where the storyteller, and we were able to get a deeper understanding of what he is experiencing, his thoughts and we had a better understanding of why he was doing the things he was doing.

Since there are so much happening in the book, it’s harder to make the viewers connect and make them see the story and understand more, but the movie is still great. A film usually lasts for 1,5-2 hours but a book you can read in a day or in a month if you read it slowly. If you have not watched the movie you should because you are still getting the main storyline, but the book is at least what I would recommend.


Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner, Penguin Group, 2003.

The Kite Runner. DreamWorks Pictures, 2007.


I think first we could look at the main character Amir. He feels like his father never sees his potential and never think his good enough. He is completely different from his father, who is a big man who likes sports and likes to be in the company of other people. Amir is the son of a rich and well-respected man called Baba. Baba was a large man and had one of the most successful businessmen in the city of Kabul. Baba also has a best friend who is named Rahim Khan. He is the one baba tells all his secrets to, and the one Amir saw as his father figure.

Baba’s father decided he would adopt a man called Ali, but he would be treated nicely but still be learned to become a servant. Later, he had a son called Hassan, who eventually became Amir’s best friend, even though Amir would not realize it. Hassan was the one who was more like Baba, and he was always proud of what he had done. Hassan always took the blame if Amir did something wrong, and was the most loyal friend Amir ever could ask for.

Living in a multi-cultural society

Brik Lane is a movie based on a book by Monica Ali. The story is about a 17-year-old girl how is forced to leave her sister in their small-town village IN Bangladesh, to move in and marry an old man named Chanu. This movie takes place from the late 1980s and continues until around 2001 when we are able to see the 9/11. She berried one boy and ended up with two daughters. Later in the movie, she falls in love with a young man who delivers clothes and they start an affair.


Since Brick Lane is a street and London and it is known for being a place with many different cultures, but the question is, what is a multi-cultural society? You can define it in different ways, but the simplest one is that it is a place or a community with people from many different countries and religions who live together. Some of the challenges you may face when this happens can be racism and discrimination. For example, in the movie Brick Lane, gender inequality happens between Nazeem and her husband. This was already a part of their culture so many of the women who experience this won’t do anything about it.


There are also benefits in a multicultural society. For example, when you live in a society like this, you learn about new cultures and learn more about how other people than you live. In this way, you are able to develop yourself as a person and be more open to new things.




On the international day we were supposed to talk to refugees, people that have studied in Palestine or just Palestinians in general. The international day are the day prior to Operation Day’s work where we teenagers raise money to donate towards helping teenagers in certain areas with so it can help them in some degree. This year’s project was to raise money for the Palestinian teenagers.

The international day started the last four hours of our school day (right after lunch) and the first thing we did was listening to a Norwegian professor who have studied the conflict between Palestine and Israel. She gave us the summary of what has happened/what is happening now and gave us a better view on the situation in Israel/Palestine. Also, the students were able to ask her any questions about her experience visiting the state and her own views on the conflict.

After listening to the professor, we walked from room to room listening to for example refugees who told us about how they fled from their country, how hard it was living there and their experience coming to Norway. Their stories made me really appreciate my life in Norway, to be able to live a life without war, or bad conditions. This also made me thing more and really appreciate what I have here at home.


Girls rising is a documentary which tells a story about nine young girls from nine different countries. They are living in the developing world where unfortunately education for girls is not seen as a priority. They struggle every day for freedom, education and for someone to hear their voice. Also, it switches from each girl, and in between the stories you see statistics about girls, such as… their education, etc.

The stories these girls share is about child slavery, arranged marriage, abuse and poverty. They meet barriers that hinder them from getting an education. These stories reflect upon a tiny percentage of the hard reality that there are millions of girls around the world struggling with the same issues.


Sokha is a Cambodian girl who came from the dump. She was left alone as an orphaned and was therefore forced to pick up garbage for her survival. For this reason, she is one of the lucky ones, who came from nothing and suddenly where able to go to school, become a star student and now has a future she never would imagine she was ever able to have. This story made a big impact on me by the cause of that she is able to show us that if we work hard, even the dreams that are miles and miles away, are still possible to achieve. She is not only a role model for girls but a role model who they can look up to and show them there is still hope.

The girls in these stories don’t feel like victim’s due to the fact that even all the hard work they have been trough they are still able to reach their goals, go to school, write songs and so on. Because of these stories I am able to empathize with these girls. I myself have family in brazil and even there I can see the struggles girls have in comparison to the boys. An example I have experienced myself was when I was visiting Brazil. I am not able to walk alone on the street. Every time I wanted to walk out of the property I needed to have a male adult beside me as “protection”. This is because often women who walk alone sometimes kidnapped, raped or even killed.

I believe that “one girl witch courage is a revolution” means that if one girl starts dreaming, starts believing and get and the opportunity she deserves more and more girls will see that there is hope. That there is still a chance for change and in the end, after all the hard work, your courage and strength finally pays off.

Even though most of the problems out in the world is talked about, I think that some of us forget that many girls still don’t have the chance to get educated. Also, what they need to go through to be able to live a free life. This documentary gives people who are not familiar with this issue a better view on the struggles girls go through and how the problem of girl’s education still exist. If we want to achieve gender equality, we need to let all genders have the same chance to get educated. Because this can solve many of the problems we face worldwide today.





Quality Education makes it possible for all to develop their own qualities and skills to achieve their potential as people and members of the society. Gender Equality is when men and women have the same rights and opportunities in all sectors of the society including economical participation and decision making.  Unfortunately, not everyone has education and for example work opportunities available for them, and this is the problem. The reason these two goals intertwine with each other is because they are under the “Millennium development goals” who for example include equal access to education both for boys and girls.


Sadly, women and girls are still those who continue to suffer the most discrimination and violence in almost every part of the world today. Gender equality is not only a human right, and it is also a foundation for peaceful, wealthy, continual world. 1 in 5 women between the age 15-49 have reported physical or sexual violence. This goal is providing women and girls equal access to education, health care, work and representation in political and economic decision making.



Over 265 children today are currently out of school and out of them 22% are off primary school age. The reason of loss in quality education is because of the lack of well-educated teachers, poor conditions and school issues such as opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children with poor families, investments to scholarships, teacher training programs, school building, improvement of water and access to electricity is needed.




Continuing with this topic I would like to watch a film or a documentary about these issues, maybe talk in groups about how we can help and what needs to be done.





Water is not only important to the human body, but also to agriculture, and plant life. We can already see that some parts of the world are losing their water recourses. Today 844 million people are living without access to safe water, and 2,3 billion are living without access to improved sanitation. When you have water, you can open doors to education, work opportunities, and also greater health for families around the world.


Women are those who are most affected by the water crisis, because they are the ones collecting it. Instead of going to work or school, they need to collect water for their families. Women and girls spend around 6 hours a day walking. Women and girls need to be included in programs to improve water, because they have the key roles when it comes collecting and managing water globally.


After reading the story “thirst” I thought about how we take water for granted. After I read the story I could see myself in the same situation, but I couldn’t even imagen. Water in general is life changing and everyone should have access to it.



The Importance of Water.pdf