Connect The World (BJÖRN)

Filmed: Tuesday 5 April 2022

Location: Björn's house (assumption, Stockholm, Sweden

Broadcast: CNN, Wednesday 6 April 2022

Release status: Unreleased

Duration: 4 mins, 30 seconds

Shown in: Worldwide

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Connect the World is a news and current affairs programme which takes viewers on a sweeping journey across continents, beyond headlines and into the stories changing our world.

Björn talked to CNN broadcaster Becky Anderson about his experience of housing a Ukrainian refugee family in Vastervik and also about his opening speech during Hela Sverige Skramlar, a unique fundrasing concert in the Avicii Arena in solidarity with Ukraine which raised over US$8M.

The family did not speak any Swedish or English and consisted of three little kids and their parents who just wanted to go back home.  Björn's daughter Anna described the children as pale, serious and hollow-eyed.  All they had with them was the clothes on their backs and small ruck-sacks.

PR company Zap Group posted the video on their Instagram account.

Thanks to Gerard Hesen.

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