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Apocalypse

APOCALYPSE: A solitary greenhouse is the final outpost on Earth in Ben River’s prophetic science fiction-scenario, which stages the uncertain fate of the planet: deserted, with this greenhouse as its last remaining habitable place.

Before The Flood

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

Bugs

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?

THE SUBJECTION. Director and scriptwriter: Stefan Jarl

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?

The Commune

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

Into Eternity

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.

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Secrets

Why Cash?

A loveless technology

Solidarity?

The Presidents You Deserve

Find Fix Finish

DRONES: The Private Perceptions of Drone Technology.

Desert Coffee

SLAB CITY: Somewhere in the Californian part of the Sonoran desert, in between various military bases, lies Slab City – a squatter community.

The Rebel Surgeon.

THE ART OF SURGERY: The Swedish surgeon Erik Erichsen grew tired of the social isolation and bureaucracy-heavy workdays in Scandinavia. Now, he is perfecting his own creative form of surgery in an Ethiopian town.

JerusalemThe Wall

JERUSALEM: The Western Wall is a place of immense importance for millions of Jewish people. What role does it play in the everyday life of Israelis?

The Centaur’s Nostalgia

An intimate portrayal of a dwindling lifestyle in the Argentinian back country.

No Place For Tears

One of the main parties fighting ISIS in Syria at the moment are the Kurdish militias, among whom are the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) and the Women's Protection Units (YPJ).

Peshmerga

Kurdish Peshmerga-fighters are fighting against ISIS in Northern Iraq. If they are able to show that they are a source of stability in the region, they will be able to garner more support for their freedom fighting, believes controversial philosopher and documentarist Bernard-Henri Lévy.

I Pay For Your Story

Lech Kowalski returns home.

A Campaign Of Their Own

The Latest US Election

Dil Leyla

Director Asli Ozarslan first saw Leyla Imret in a newspaper.

A Good American

On overwhelming US State corruption and a worldwide attack on democracy.

Machines

Machines depicts the inner world of a textile factory in Gujarat, India. Men work among gigantic machinery to produce brightly coloured fabrics. The film strongly echoes the work of late Austrian director Michael Glawogger.

Shapeshifters

Sophie Vukovic’s thought provoking and well-structured meditation on everyday experiences of teenagers growing up in a multi-cultural world of the XXI century, challenges the notions of a nationhood and its effects on forming the identity.

Drib

Norwegian filmmaker recreates five days inside the rebel space jump.

The Accidental Anarchist

As a British diplomat, Carne Ross worked for a government that invaded both Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Seminars / debates

Sudan – a debate

What is the situation in today's SUDAN? Screening of The Longest Kiss (74min), followed by a panel debate with the Canadian director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque and...
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Ethiopa

Here you can watch our last event in full-length online – about the dictatorship in Ethiopia, with video material disclosing suppression, land grabbing and...
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Syria – Return to Homs [debate]

Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia together with debattants in Oslo, regading the premiere of Return to Homs     Se film: https://vimeo.com/91612551 Also: – Cecilie Hellestveit, senior adviser at ILPI – Middle East expert Kai...

Festivals

Visual meditations

Psycho Nation

Too much is rotten within the global pharmaceutical industry.

Average on porn

The involuntary look behind the scenes of a cynical industry is more interesting than Pornocracy's analysis.

Failure to act could have dire consequences

Could modern civilisation break down? Yes, of course it could. Anyone who rejects this statement as alarmist, should watch The Age of Consequences.

69 minutes of 68 days

The war in Syria has now lasted six years.

Reconstructing Spain

The New Abduction of Europe is a beautiful film.
The background for this interview were six, quite insistent, emails from the Israel Embassy in Norway, to end their Modern Times subscription, and have the remaining amount refunded. This led me to believe that the Embassy did not want to read the criticism directed at Israel in our columns. I wrote a Facebook comment about this; hinting at this totalitarian attitude, evident in completely ignoring all forms of criticism.

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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