K Special: Josefin Nilsson Älska mig för den jag är (BENNY)

Filmed: Early 2019 (a guess)

Broadcast: Friday 22 March 2019, SVT, Sweden

Release status: Unreleased

Shown in: Sweden

Additional information

K Special: Josefin Nilsson Älska mig för den jag är = K Special: Josefin Nilsson Love me For Who I Am

Benny contributed to this documentary about Josefin Nilsson which was broadcast in Sweden on what would have been her 50th birthday.

Benny wrote the song Hej och hå, kan du älska mej ändå with Josefin at Mono Music Studio in February 2015 and the song was included in the production of Systrarna Sisters (featuring Josefin) at Länsteatern in Visby in Spring 2015.  The song is included in this documentary.

This was a particularly sad documentary as it was revealed that Josefin suffered dreadful abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, the effects and results of which stayed with her for the rest of the life.

The documentary was watched by more than million viewers in Sweden and triggered a debate about domestic violence in Sweden.

A version with English subtitles has been made available by SVT but only until 18 September 2019.  YouTube link in the video section but is blocked in Sweden.

The documentary was SVT's most viewed program online in 2019.  By June 2019, it had been seen by 2.5 million viewers.  It was nominated for a Kristel award at the Kristallengala, held on 30 August 2019 and which will be broadcast live by SVT.

Josefin died suddenly on 29 February 2016.

Broadcast information:
K Special: Josefin Nilsson Älska mig för den jag är was shown on Danish TV DR2 on Thursday 13 June 2019 at 21:30.  The programme was renamed En stjernes død (A star's death or The death of a star).


Thanks to Pascale Ranson c/o ABBA Village and Michal Axel Piotrowski c/o ABBAtalk. Extra thanks to Jan Bach.
YouTube link c/o abbaregistro videoclip and documentary

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