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Alarming but hopeful future of the planet Earth

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

Are insects the new meat?

The insects we once regarded with disgust are now being touted as the solution to the world’s food shortages. Can insects really save the world?

Why Submit Ourselves?

Why submit ourselves?  Stefan Jarl asks in the documentary The Subjection. Why do we accept a life surrounded by danger – unnecessary hazards, which exist because someone profits from them?

Dreaming of communes

«The Commune» takes on the recognition that local socialism is so very hard to achive.

A warning letter: The pyramids of our time

Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami, leading to the nuclear accidents at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, have accelerated the immediacy of Michael Madsen’s newest documentary, Into Eternity. The scientists simply do not know how to answer.

Film about El Ejido, Almeria’s main town

During the tour of Europe’s food industry presented in Erwin Wagenhofer's documentary “We Feed the World”, there is a sequence about the greenhouses covering Almeria.

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The Fate of the Yezidis

Close Reading of an Attack

Winner of IDFA's Best Mid-Length Documentary, Death in the Terminal examines – or rather dissects – the immediate aftermath of the 2015 attack at Beër Sjeva central bus station in Israel. Surveillance camera footage and interviews with a number of people present provide a close reading of the event.

Family therapy in five acts

What lies hidden behind the word “love”? Two women meet in a psychotherapist’s consulting room. In an intimate dialogue between these three people, psychological injuries from the past and deeply concealed emotions gradually come to the surface. The therapist takes the women on a difficult journey towards a better relationship.

Rock music as propaganda

Slovenian band Laibach could be seen as an ironic commentary to rock music’s affinity with fascism. It depends whether its audience made any reflections on this when the group held North Korea’s first ever rock concert – organised by Norwegian artist Morten Traavik.

A talk with Joachim Trier

The Norwegian film director Joachim Trier

Mads Gilbert – On Gaza

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The Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert talks about Gaza after returning from the last war.

Eyal Sivan – Masterclass

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Interview made by Truls Lie. The Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan talks about his films on Israel, and other projects like what he did with Jean-Luc Godard.
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This interview was done in Norway, May 2013, at the Nordic Doc film festival. The festival screened a lot of his and his brother's films, like Grey Gardens and the one on Rolling Stones.

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Sudan – a debate

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