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Jag Är Jason.

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Published on Dec 13, 2013

#Jag Är Jason.
En film till Jason Diakité [Timbuktu].

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The speech in english:

I took with me today the one thing I usually carry with me only when I leave Sweden, but this time I've only  taken a short taxi ride.

I took this with me (holds up his Swedish passport). As I said, normally I take it only if I am leaving Sweden, in order to remind all the places I travel to, where I come from.

It means very much to me, this collection of paper.
It is not all who reside in Sweden, and are living in Sweden who have this.  

I brought it with me today to say that this is my evidence in each case, that I am not a foreigner.  So the hostility against me because of my skin color can never really be xenophobia - it is, and remains, racism.
You do not need to be tolerant toward me. I am not asking to be tolerated, and your mercy is not something I require.

However, I would ask, with all the power i can muster, to be judged on my actions and my personality.

And I require that the doctrine, which holds one person higher than another person, on the basis of his skin color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, immediately and always will be discredited altogether, erased and abandoned.

I need to be able to feel secure in Sweden. I require that I have access to the work my qualifications entitle me to, that I have to access to the housing for which my income is sufficient.

I require the rights to worship the God of my choice, and love the person I choose. I require the freedom to speak, even by those who do not agree with my words.

And I require to be seen as a part of this society.
But in exchange I give my life to you Sweden-. For you, I and my children will always help to build.

I give you my imagination. I give you my creative ability and my energy.

I am going to love in Sweden, I am going to live in Sweden, and I will die in Sweden.

Thank you."

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Tack till Tomas Ledin, Adam Tensta, Petter Alexis, Lilla Namo, Michel Dida, Gina Dirawi, Frida Hasselvall, Oskar Linnros, Abidaz, Sebbe Staxx, Lorentz & Sakarias, Chords, Moebama, Daniel Sachs, Paolo Roberto, Mack Beats, Dj Sleepy, Miki Asante, Daniel Ek, DJ Shirkhan, Decida, Hanna Lundgren, Mapei, Claes Uggla, Mikael Wranell, Mange Hellberg, Adam Kanyama, Taro Tanisawa, Alexander Salzberger, Michelle Kadir, Simon Emanuel, Jocke & Johan från Movitz, Björn Barnekow, Jose Saxlund, Julia Adams, Simon Yemane, Emeli Ponten, Roine, Curry, Apollo och många många fler.

Men mest av allt: Tack Jason.

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Film producerad av Danielle Krasse.
Foto och redigering av Visual Cooks: visualcooks.com

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