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New documentary: The Vollsmose you do not know

Say you Vollsmose, think many, perhaps more on the ’violence’ than on ’friendship’.

But in the ’Q’s Barbershop’, the reality is different. A new documentary, which shows a number of honest conversations with the only barber in the ghetto.

There you get both the ’sharpest fade’ and good advice from the owner Qasim Ahmed Nuu for just 100 crowns.

Qasim Ahmed Nuu had taken his children to the movie premiere in the Nordisk Film cinema in Odense. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

The social housing from Odense maligned town was for barbershoppens regular customers changed out with a red carpet, popcorn and afterparty – without alcohol – for a night when the documentary on Friday night was " movie premiere gala in Odense.

Dressed in dark hoodies, baseball caps, and razor-sharp hairstyles came the young men from the documentary dripping. The film, which had been started at 19, was postponed with 30 minutes, because some from the barber slænget had missed their bus.

- the Film breaks down clearly some prejudices about Vollsmose. I am very grateful that the film took the direction, we really need it. It's always about the other, says Somali-born Qasim Ahmed Nuu, en Ekstra Bladet meets him for the movie premiere.

He had arrived in a suit along with his two sons, who each had their yellow Gucci shirt.

- There are 10,000 residents in the town. If there is a percent that is criminal, it must not go beyond us, that fits us even deliver children in the morning and work during the day.

the film Director Emil Langballes mother taught in Vollsmose in 15 years. He connects the area with the community and heating. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

In the documentary is no doubt that the 36-year-old Qasim Ahmed Nuu is a role model for the young boys in Vollsmose, who fight with each their.

With a big smile on his lips, while barbermaskinen cuisine, an afro or 'fade' for, he asks, interested to everyone's dreams and future, regardless of their background.

With red walls and a sofa was always filled with friends, having one faith, one detail had been put in a living room than a barber. It is the place where Vollsmoses young people come and hang out.

the Creator behind the documentary, Emil Langballe, myself have many memories from Vollsmose from his childhood.

As he grew up, he could not recognize 'the demonization of the area in the media and in political rhetoric'. Therefore he tries with the film to break down stereotypes about the ghetto.

Director Emil Langballe visited for the first time Qasim Ahmed Nuus barbershop two years ago. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

- In the documentary talks about smoking joints, to sit in prison and the like. It may be to emphasize the stereotypes?

- I would like to give an honest picture of life in barbershoppen. And yes, some smoking joints, and some are criminals out there. It is indeed a part of reality. But there are also so insanely much else. I'm not trying to draw a picture postcard. I would like to show some boxer with some real problems, and that it is not a bed of roses to live in a stigmatized area.

'Q's Barbershop' has its world premiere at the CPH:DOX 23. march and can be seen at DR3 and 10. april.

the Owner of the Vollsmoses only barbershop are so proud - both of the documentary, but also to be a role model for area young people. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

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Riyad Dommariya is even with in 'Q's Barbershop' for a brief moment. He is a regular customer. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

- It is actually a good movie. I think it was very inspiring. I hate normally documentaries, it used to be boring. But the one here has a sense of humor.

- It reflects clearly Vollsmose. How is it to live there.

so much

Maria Liedicke live a little outside of Vollsmose and think, the documentary tells the story of a second side of the area, than you usually hear about. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

- I see not usually documentaries, It was really good.. You hear so much about Vollsmose, and this is not just about it, you usually hear about the area.

- It is so positive inside the barbershop with the way they share all sorts of things with each other, but they are still his customers, he would like to give a nice haircut.

not fake

Hanad Abdulle meetings themselves often prejudices, when he tells that he lives in Vollsmose. Photo: Tim Kildeborg Jensen

- It was wonderful. It was just a typical day in Vollsmose. There was nothing fake about it.

- Everything that happens is realistic, and there is no censorship. It is as the everyday life and reality.

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