In recent years, refugees from the Middle East have been arriving in
Sweden in considerable numbers, and the need for and extent of cooperative
work between Swedish and Arab performing artists is
constantly increasing. Karim Rashed from Iraq, now living in Malmö,
performed in his own prize-winning bilingual play about loyalty
issues among refugees, I Came to See You, in a mixed cast of
established Swedes and recent arrivals at the Malmö City Theatre in
southern Sweden last year.