Unboxing people

Trust the Danes to confront stereotypes in the most exquisite way.

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Every day, people are being boxed. They’re labelled as high-earners, or those just scraping by. There are the quiet folk from the countryside and those who’ve never seen a cow. And then there are the religious, the self-confident and the newcomers. But when you look deeper than a person’s skin, clothing, geography, interests and age — things you may or may not share — a different picture comes into view.

Danish network TV2Denmark brought select groups together, all very clearly different, but also the same, to show the world that people have more in common than one might think.

Warning: there’s one particular gut-wrenching scene in the last 45 seconds, so reach for the tissues if you’re prone to outbursts.