We must start talking about power and money, write the actresses behind #tystnadtagning (#silenceaction). At the Guldbagge Awards, they protested against inequalities in the film and television industry.
At the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's leading film awards, stories were celebrated – and this is the beginning of our story. In eleven days, we actresses came together under the hashtag tystnadtagning (#silenceaction), a development of #metoo. Lawyers, social workers, doctors, restaurant workers, high school students, academics and so forth followed in an infinite stream.
The news spread internationally and our American colleagues organised a similar initiative, ”Time's up”. Just as they did at the Golden Globes Awards, we wore black at the Guldbagge Awards.