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The Age of Consequences

A new hard-hitting documentary draws parallels between the climate crisis and worldwide social unrest.

The energy revolution

TRUE DEFINITION OF A REVOLUTION: It is imperative to rouse people to take control of the issue themselves – if we want Earth to survive, says Carl-A. Fechner.

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.

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The Danger of Globalisation

Secrets

Why Cash?

A loveless technology

A Return To Utopia

Lida

Lida is 81 years old and lives in a dying Swedish settlement in Eastern Ukraine.

Hasidic Community

USA: A thriller where the stakes are high and very, very real.

Tenderness Among Strangers

A suggestive, abstract tribute to the golden age of avant-garde film pulls me right in. A hypnotic soundscape in the form of Japanese children’s singing, piano and a narrative voice. But then...

Kitchen Sink High Conceptualism

Shelly Silver seems to totally lack humility in terms of the relevance and sustainability of her own project. She takes up space and time with an unusual self-esteem that oozes Reputable Art Filmmaker.

Men made 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.

The China Hustle

FINANCE: You saw The Big Short, right?

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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

Escaping From a Prison Society

KARLOVY VARY International Film Festival offers a view of a society in crisis.

The Experimental Real

ALTERNATIVE REALITY: The diffident return to key questions by the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen.

The fight for Kobani

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).

Why Trump and not Sanders?

The Latest US Election

Visual meditations

Thomas Østbye renews his gaze upon things and people.

The Sirens

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As I watched Crispin Gurholt’s film The Sirens for the first time, it struck me how fast the role play of political theatre may change.
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.

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