Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.

An intimate portrayal of the last men of Aleppo

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Last Men in Aleppo will have its European premiere at the March opening film of Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX.

My enemy’s enemy is my ally

Anyone who believes that it can ever be morally justifiable for a country to support a tyrannical regime – even if it serves a government’s own short-term interests - should watch Hissène Habré: Prosecuting An Embarrassing Ally.

Why are people unable to live in peace?

After centuries of hatred, violence and massacres, Ukraine is yet again at war. People continue to kill in the name of the Motherland, flag, culture or religion. Crossing checkpoints, Peter Entell takes us from loyalist Ukrainians to pro-Russian separatists, all the while searching for traces of his own ancestors who fled the country a century ago.

Norway’s blessing of a warmonger

He is responsible for millions of deaths. Now, Henry Kissinger will be able to bask in the glory of the Nobel Prize ceremony.

Three stories on war

War is messy.

The Presidents You Deserve

At the 2016 Jihlava Documentary Film Festival in October, five films about presidential campaigns were selected. Here are the impressions, ranging from Kennedy to Trump, of the screenings. Will they help us gain better understanding of how to deceive people – or push them off the edge?

Riots instead of strikes

Riot is the modern reaction to capitalism, in the same way strikes were in the past.

Into the billionaires’ pockets

«The war on terror» keeps journalists occupied and silences the population, all the while the war rearmament provides enormous profits – to the select few.

ANDREI KURKOV: «With its 26 minorities, Ukraine is already cosmopolitan»

We are talking with Andrei Kurkow about the deeper national soul in Ukraine, about the significance of literature, about pluralism, and the relations between Russians and Ukrainians. Modern Times met the country’s most well-known author, Andrey Kurkov.