Hello World (Hei Verden)

Director(s): Kenneth Elvebakk
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Documentary | 2021 | 87 mins
Genre: Documentary
Recommended for ages 13+ (Parental Guidance: Frank discussions of sex and identity. Use of profanities.)
Themes: LGBTQ, identity

HELLO WORLD (Hei Verden) is a coming-of-age story told by four gay kids, becoming teenagers in Norway. What do teenagers experience the first years after they have revealed their secret? When you are the first one to be open, who are you going to kiss? How do you start to fall in love but don’t know anyone who is gay like you?

Through three years, this documentary follows the lives of four teenagers who are the first ones to be openly gay in their schools. They are 12 and 13 years old when their stories begin. Do things change for the better?

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