Nina Trige Andersen 11 POSTS
Nina Trige Andersen is a historian and freelance journalist. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.


Taking down a regime
(Light a Candle, Write a History)

South Korean citizens made history when – armed with lighted candles and demands of justice – they brought down president Park Geun-hye and her conservative party in 2017. Director Nungcool and her crew documented the experience.

Archival disaster tourism
(The Trial)

The archival footage from a court action against leading scientists in the Soviet Union of 1930 has been reconfigured into a narrative drama, which leads today‘s audience to believe the opposite of contemporary spectators.

The death of (representative) politics
(I Had a Dream)

Two Italian women look back at a decade of representative politics fighting for women’s rights in the (post) Berlusconi era. Amused, dispirited, annoyed, and anguished they assess how much – or how little – they managed to change.

Cinematic portrait painting of today’s China
(Chinese Portrait)

Award-winning film director Wang Xiaoshuai returns to his home country, capturing an eclectic portrait of modern China.

Betrayal and revolt
(Fahrenheit 11/9)

Michael Moore’s new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 portrays the gloom of America under Trump and announces the coming insurrection

The diaspora as a vantage point to modern China
(Diaspora’s Homeland)

From the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century more than 20 million people migrated out of China. Shelly Chan analyses the emergence of China as a nation state from the vantage point of the Chinese diaspora around the world.

What was lost in the battle of Mosul
(Isis, Tomorrow)

The hard times in Mosul are not over. The city that lived three years under Isis is now faced with a destructed infrastructure – on both a physical and social level.

An unscrupulous empire about to fall
(In the shadows of the American century)

In his new book, Alfred W. McCoy collects his multiple analyses of the US as an empire, and describes how violence practiced in the periphery will accompany you all the way home.

A parachute landing in the mission archive
(The Redeemed)

The documentarist Morten Vest came across the archive of the Danish branch of Sudan United Mission and combined it with present day interviews. The result is an ahistorical, yet interesting narration.

A Kind of Utility Service
(My World Is Upside Down)

It is hard to tell what Petra Seliškar’s documentary on the Slovenian poet Ježek is really about, but that might be the whole point.