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Alarming but hopeful future of the planet Earth

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

Are insects the new meat?

The insects we once regarded with disgust are now being touted as the solution to the world’s food shortages. Can insects really save the world?

Why Submit Ourselves?

Why submit ourselves?  Stefan Jarl asks in the documentary The Subjection. Why do we accept a life surrounded by danger – unnecessary hazards, which exist because someone profits from them?

Dreaming of communes

«The Commune» takes on the recognition that local socialism is so very hard to achive.

A study of human corporeality

The film starts in deathly silence

Pripyat – abandoned since the 1986

After 1986, a restricted zone was erected at a radius of 30km around Chernobyl. More than 100.000 people have been evacuated from there, but some have remained or returned

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Festivals

Bergen’s World Theatre

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL returns our global foresight and belief in the future. Here are two of the environmental films from Norway’s most important film festival.

On rejecting a Putin covenant

Where Khodorkovsky, in the end, surrenders to the pressure and signs a deal with Putin, Nemtsov is without compromise. We know the result.

CINÉMA DU RÉEL 2016: An eye for what we cannot see

Exile and poverty hung as a shadow over the Cinéma du Réel short film festival

Mads Gilbert – On Gaza

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The Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert talks about Gaza after returning from the last war.

Eyal Sivan – Masterclass

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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.
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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.

Seminars / debates

Sudan – a debate

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