From the editor



When the State becomes too powerful

OSLO: Thor Halvorssen has long been deemed a suspicious liberalist. We interviewed him about dictatorships, his native Venezuela, anarchism and meritocracy – so that you can judge for yourself.

INTERVIEW: A Day in Aleppo

How desperate it must seem, trying – like film directors frequently do – to spur the world into action to end the war in Syria. We have caught up with one of the people who are fighting this battle.

Intent to Destroy, Director Joe Berlinger, Survival Pictures, 2017

Essential documentary fact checks Turkey’s sinister record of historical erasure.

THE ETERNALS. Director: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd. Belgium, France, 2017.

Usually, 1915 marks the beginning of what is commonly known as the Armenian genocide: the prosecution and murder of some 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottomans.

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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



The final philosophical question

One philosophical question remains, and its answer will determine the continuing life on Earth, writes the author Erland Kiøsterud.


Is Karl Marx still able to show us the way forward - some 168 years after his book was initially published?

BACK TO UTOPIA. Director: Fabio Wuytack.

With a moniker like ‘Modern Times’, it feels natural for us to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, published in 1516.

BEFORE THE FLOOD. Director: Fisher Stevens

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

H*ART ON. Director: Andrea Culková. Czech Republic, 2016, 73 mins

World Premiere in Leipzig: A documentary positioned in the crossfire between a semen-squirting penis and milk-spouting breasts.