Climate change: More serious than the coronavirus

    CLIMATE: The CPH:DOX opening film portrays how young Danish activists are fighting for a greener future.
    Director: Phie Ambo
    Country: Denmark

    Democracy works. It’s possible for citizens, even children and young people, to influence major political decisions. The media simply delivers a distorted picture of politicians and their political parties. For politicians actually want to take action against climate change and they do cooperate across the party lines.

    This is what director Phie Ambo explains after she has finished her documentary 70/30 with the subtitle «democracy’s race against the climate crisis». The film had its world premiere at CPH:DOX on 21 April.

    A climate election

    In a country where the prime minister has declared herself the «children’s prime minister», children and young people have demonstrated week after week in front of its Parliament. They want the politicians to demonstrate that adults in Denmark are at the forefront of the climate battle . . .

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    Niels Johan Juhl-Nielsen
    Regular contributor to NY TID on ecological matters, to our sister publication. Lives in Copenhagen.
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