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 screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.
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.
The Norwegian film director Joachim Trier
The Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert talks about Gaza after returning from the last war.
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.
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.
What is the meaning of a whole life lived as an observer? Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth has lived in chaotic Haiti for 20 years. In 2010 the catastrophic earthquake changed his life. Was it a turn from aesthetics to ethics?