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24 Feb —  1 Mar

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2020

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International Documentary Film Festival Oslo

Programme

2020


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DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the feeling that we live in dark times. Serious crises loom over us. Democracy is in decline. Is it really as bad as it seems or do we exaggerate our fear of climate change, political extremism, polarization and conflict? The best thing we can do is to try to separate reality from propaganda. How we understand the present is the basis for how we create the future. At this year’s festival you can choose among 45 documentaries on a huge variety of topics; from films about how to start an organic farm, living with dementia, or growing up in a suburb in Scotland, to films that investigate huge global challenges such as Artificial Intelligence, or how to get justice for war crimes. The festival has an extensive debate program created in collaboration with our many fantastic partners. We welcome you to take part and discuss with human rights activists, artists, filmmakers, pundits and politicians. You can also enjoy theatre plays, concerts, art exhibitions and performances. The documentary film industry worldwide is in the middle of an enormously creative and productive period. We are in a golden age for documentary film. The number of high-quality films from all over the world is staggering and makes our selection process a truly privileged task. Some films are funny, exciting and moving, while others can be terribly hard to watch. Sometimes we ask ourselves why we should watch films about horrific human rights violations and extreme suffering. Does it do any good?

Our answer is that sometimes it is necessary to see the films that are the hardest to watch. Not only because they’re good films, and even great art, but because we need to know what’s real. We all have a responsibility to safeguard reality. It is not enough to know that it is recorded and stored somewhere. We have to carry history with us to avoid being manipulated by propaganda. This is especially important when reality no longer seems to matter to state leaders. Watching a film about something real is an action in itself. It matters that a part of reality is now present in your memory. Welcome to the 12th edition of the Human International Documentary Film Festival. I wish you an insightful, inspiring, joyful and interesting week. Ketil Magnussen Festival Director


GENERAL INFORMATION

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HUMAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL  is Oslo’s largest documentary film festival presenting new Norwegian and International documentaries in combination with debates, talks, workshops, art exhibitions, theatre plays and more. LANGUAGE  All documentaries are either in English or subtitled in English when English is not spoken. All events in Norwegian are described in Norwegian, and all events in English, are described in English in the festival programme. For more details about subtitling, please visit humanfilm.no TICKETS  All events are open to everyone above the age of 15. You can choose between single event tickets, a festival pass, or our coupon card. Tickets are sold online at www.humanfilm.no, and at the cinema where the screening is held, every day during opening hours.

VEGA SCENE  Hausmannsgate 28 Vega Snackbar will be open every day during the festival, with food and drinks all day. vegascene.no CINEMATEKET   Dronningens gt. 16 The film café will be open every day during the festival, with HUMAN-festival prices. cinemateket.no KUNSTPLASS  Tordenskiolds gate 12 Kunstplass – Contemporary Art (Oslo) organises the festival exhibition. kunstplass.no KHARTOUM (KCAK)  Bernt Ankers gate 17 A center for conceptual contemporary art with a focus on Africa and Middle East. Official festival bar with concert, debate, quiz and festival parties.

All events in Salongen, Khartoum and Kunstplass have free entrance. NB  Five minutes after the set screening time, we fill up empty seats in the cinema, and ticket holders lose their seat. All film screenings begin at set time. RUSH LINE  At sold-out screenings there is a rush line. Five minutes after screening time we fill empty seats with the rush line. PRICES Single ticket Students Festival Pass Coupon Card with 6 tickets

120 kr 60 kr 690 kr 550 kr

EVENTS PRICED SEPARATELY Okkupasjonens fanger Den Velsignede Opening event The Human Aspect For any questions or more information, please stop by our info stands at Cinemateket and Vega. See humanfilm.no for more information.

COLOPHON FESTIVAL CREW  Ketil Magnussen (Festival Director), Silje Poulsen Viki (Program Manager), Kari Nøst Hegseth (Program Editor), Marie Duros (Festival Coordinator), Even Sebastian Skallerud (Volunteer Coordinator), Heida Kirkerud (Festival Assistant) Guro Sollie Hansebakken (Content producer) BOARD OF ADVISORS  Ingerid Salvesen, Inga Marie Nymo Riseth, Eirik Bergesen, Anne Håskoll Haugen INTERNS  Andrea Lyngholm, Brita Melissa Botnen Søreng, Sarah Kazmi, Martine Rosengren BOARD  Christian Ruge (Chairman), Tonje Hessen Schei, Andreas Galtung DESIGN  Sara Risvåg, Sepus Noordmans COVER PHOTO  Agustinus Nathaniel, Youssef Nadam


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INNHOLD / TABLE OF CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED THEMES Palestinian Life Under Occupation and Siege Refugees: Solidarity Under Pressure Investigative Journalism On the Edge: Climate and the Environment Mexico and Central America Kunst og ytringsfrihet

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Meet The Festival Guests Opening Night Awards Ceremony

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24 NORWEGIAN COMPETITION PROGRAM Descent into the Maelstrom 25 25 False Belief 26 Humanity on Trial iHuman 26 Kampen 27 Kunstneren og tyven 27 Newtopia 28 28 Sorry brødre, det ble meg Transporteringsdans 29 29 Vinterens lengsel 30 Vær her 31 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRAM Advocate 32 32 Behind the Blood Máxima 33 Midnight Traveler 33 34 Of Land and bread 34 On the President’s Orders Prison for Profit 35 35 Radio Silence Sea of Shadows 36 The Fever 36 37 JUST HUMAN 38 A Dog Called Money 38 Always in Season 39 Angels on Diamond Street 40 Biggest Little Farm Collective 40 41 Dark Suns Dios 41 42 For Sama 43 Midnight Family Our Time Machine 44 44 Propaganda: the Art of Selling Lies Resistance Fighters 45 45 Scheme Birds The Kingmaker 46 46 The Rest 47 Varda by Agnès Zero Impunity 47 Unlocking the cage 48

HUMAN LIVE Filmmakers/Changemakers: Relevans, finansiering og frihet Hva skjedde med Aung San Suu Kyi? Når antibiotika slutter å virke Narrative Wars: The Politics of Memory En ny algoritmisk verdensorden India’s Breaking Point Masterclass: Ruth Hopkins Azerbaijan’s Invisible Crisis «Svenske tilstander» – Orientalisme i praksis Afghanistan: From Bad to Worse Urban Violence in Central America Hvordan snakke med barn og unge om terror? Er ulikhet greit? Concert: Slightly Imperfect Masterclass: Petr Lom Privatization of Prisons, what does that mean? Civil Disobedience Nesten et menneske? Fighting War Crimes in Syria – Can Norway play a part? Artist Talk: Dreamers Among The Rubble Kina + akademisk frihet = Sant? Hope Detained Answer Right Answer Wrong Quiz Perpetrators Unpunished Masterclass: Tonje Hessen Schei Filmskapere vurderer ytringsfrihet i 2020 Jeg vil bli diktator Kriminalisering av hjelpere The Hate Against Art: Ways of Seeing Revisited Vår morbide tilbøyelighet My Gaza Online Klimapolitikken feiler – kan jussen redde oss? I veien for industrien Grønnvasking: Et norsk selvbedrag? The Kingdom of Stigma – The Human Aspect of Sierra Leone Den Velsignede Okkupasjonens fanger

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SPECIAL EVENTS 93 Border Threads 94 ReMapping: Patterns of Movement to Connect 94 Portraits of Strength: Women Defending Human Rights 95 KHARTOUM (KCAC) 96 KUNSTPLASS – CONTEMPORARY ART OSLO 98 SKOLEVISNINGER 100 INDEX 102 Norske regissører 106 International guests 107

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Human International Documentary Film Festival  Oslo  2020


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PALESTINIAN LIFE UNDER OCCUPATION AND SIEGE

HIGHLIGHTED THEME 

FILM ADVOCATE A thrilling court drama on the controversial Israeli advocate Lea Tsemel. The unapologetic 74-year-old has spent her whole life defending Palestinians charged with serious violent crimes, and argues that most of these acts of violence are acts of resistance against the Israeli apartheid regime. The documentary follows a 13-year-old Palestinian boy risking life imprisonment for stabbing Israelis on the streets of Tel Aviv, and a Palestinian young woman charged with an attempted suicide bombing.  SEE PG.32

FILM  OF LAND AND BREAD

FILM  “MY GAZA ONLINE”

Daily, brutal meetings between Palestinians and Israelis in occupied territories. A man stuck in a barbed wire fence has been caught in the act. On his way up a roof to remove a Palestinian flag, he is confronted by the occupant of the house, with a camera. To the sound of cheers from the Israeli settlers in the street below, the uninvited guest insists that the land, and even the house, ultimately belong to him.  SEE PG.34

Over the course of five years, Palestinian film director Mohamed Jabaly has been distant from his family and friends while living in the far north of Norway. Now the internet has become the only way to communicate with them, but it is difficult and challenging due to the situation in Gaza.  SEE PG.87

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TEATER  OKKUPASJONENS FANGER En av fire palestinere kommer til å sitte i israelsk fengsel. En av fire. Dokumentarteaterstykket Okkupasjonens fanger, skrevet av Einat Weizman i samarbeid med politiske fanger bryter et tabu i det israelske samfunnet ved å gi stemme til de mest bortgjemte av alle ofrene for Israels okkupasjon: De palestinske politiske fangene i israelske fengsler eller leire. Weizman presenterer mennesker som formidler sine egne historier, med et bredt spekter av politiske og personlige motivasjoner for sin som oftest ikkevoldelige aktivisme.  SEE PG.91

TEATER  DEN VELSIGNEDE En monolog av Tale Næss om et mord i Jeriko, om svik, kjærlighet og et ufødt barn. Om solnedgangen over Jerusalem og en israelsk bosetning på Oljeberget. Monologen er fiksjon, men basert på en sann hendelse.  SEE PG.90

ART  KUNSTPLASS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION: INTERNAL SHADOW

DEBATE  HOPE DETAINED

Ali Jabaly has for several years worked on art projects related to the occupation of Gaza. He is particularly concerned about the human challenges and the lack of freedom of movement both in Gaza and with the outside world. The exhibition Internal Shadow is related to the situation of young people, while also reflecting his inner emotions and sense of being under siege both psychologically and physically. Ali is breaking boundaries through his artistic expression and use of colours and images.  SEE PG.99

ART  KUNSTPLASS, ARTIST TALK: DREAMERS AMONG THE RUBBLE

In total they are about 5000 men, women and children; the Palestinian political prisoners behind the bars of Israeli prisons. Their activism stems from a variety of political and personal motivations. Some detained without any articulated reason, others convicted for terrorist acts. They meet very poorly treatment and are exposed to isolation and torture. How do you stay sane and keep a flicker of hope in such a situation? What legal rights do they possess? And what political strategies lay behind Israeli authorities’ active use of prison cells and torture?  SEE PG.81

Ali Jabaly will take you on journey through his artistic practice. This will include the current exhibition at Kunstplass, the open-air exhibition “Dreamers among the rubble” in Gaza and other art projects. Ali Jabaly has for several years worked on art projects related to the occupation of Gaza. He is particularly concerned about the human challenges and the lack of freedom of movement both in Gaza and with the outside world. The exhibition Internal Shadow is related to the situation of young people, while also reflecting his inner emotions and sense of being under siege both psychologically and physically. Ali is breaking boundaries through his artistic expression and use of colours and images.  SEE PG.79

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REFUGEES: SOLIDARITY UNDER PRESSURE HIGHLIGHTED THEME 

FILM  MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

Deeply personal insight into life on the run. When filmmaker Hassam Fazili found himself on the Taliban’s kill list in his native Afghanistan in 2015, he, his wife and their little daughters were forced to flee. After asylum refusal in neighboring Tajikistan, the family embarked on the long, dangerous journey to Europe. However, as so many other refugees came to learn, the dangers were not over when they reached Europe’s borders.  SEE PG.33

FILM  THE REST

Artist Ai Weiwei provides moving snapshots of the refugee crisis. From Turkey to France, from discouraged refugees to xenophobic locals and disillusioned volunteers: Ai Weiwei gives us a clear look at the consequences of the refugee crisis, Europe’s inability to act and the refugees’ hopeless situation. SEE PG.46

FILM  HUMANITY ON TRIAL When the refugee crisis hits Europe, a young Danish man, Salam Aldeen travels to Greece to volunteer. Salam, himself a refugee who fled civil war in Moldova with his family in the early nineties, finds his calling rescuing refugees from the Aegean Sea. But one night while trying to find a refugee family lost at sea, Salam is arrested and charged with human smuggling.  SEE PG.26

FILM  ANGELS ON DIAMOND STREET Heartwarming tale about a soup kitchen and solidarity in Philadelphia. What happens when an undocumented Mexican family seeks sanctuary in an African-American church in Philadelphia’s poorest district? The church and soup kitchen have roots back to the Black Panther movement in the 1960s, and describe themselves as an activist congregation. When Carmela Hernandez and her children ask for sanctuary, the pastor risks five years in prison for housing them, but she is never in doubt. She says it best herself: “Carmela’s story is our story”.  SEE PG.39 8


DEBATT  KRIMINALISERING AV HJELPERE Tidl. biskop Gunnar Stålsett skapte overskrifter verden over da han rett før jul ble dømt til 45 dagers betinget fengsel for å ha ansatt en ureturnerbar asylsøker av samvittighetsgrunner. Men han er ikke alene. Samme høst fikk Arne Viste ett års betinget fengsel for å ha ansatt asylsøkere uten lovlig opphold for å hjelpe dem,

HIGHLIGHTED THEME 

i Italia ble den tyske kapteinen Carola Rackete fengslet da hun trosset forbudet om å bringe flyktninger fra Middelhavet inn til land. I flere europeiske land har personer de siste par årene blitt stilt for retten for å ha brutt lover idet de ville hjelpe mennesker på flukt. Når og hvorfor startet denne trenden?  SEE PG.85

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

FILM  PRISON FOR PROFIT What happens when a prison in South Africa is to be run privately? In this revealing documentary we get some of the answers. Since 2001, the multinational security company G4S has operated Mangaung prison in Johannesburg, promising humane treatment and development of inmates. But repeated charges of torture and mistreatment of inmates and leaks of surveillance videos prompted investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins to investigate, and her findings, as well as interviews with former staff and inmates, paint an unbridledly brutal and cynical image of a prison run primarily for profit. where both the staff and inmates daily fear for their lives.  SEE PG.35

FILM  RADIO SILENCE A hard-hitting Mexican journalist goes up against the State. Journalist Carmen Aristegui is one of Mexico’s strongest critical voices, and has spent her entire career going after state corruption. In 2015, when she was fired from the radio channel she worked for after political pressure, she instead established her own news site, which goes uncompromisingly on the State’s links to the cartels.  SEE PG.35

FILM COLLECTIVE Breathlessly exciting about the discovery of a Romanian corruption scandal. In the devastating fire at a nightclub in Bucharest, 27 young people perished – but in the weeks that followed, 37 more died in the hospitals, of bacterial infections. What was wrong with Romanian hospitals?  SEE PG.40

LIVE  MASTERCLASS RUTH HOPKINS Ruth Hopkins is an award winning investigative journalist, based in South Africa. She worked as a journalist and editor with the Wits Justice Project in Johannesburg from 2012–2018,

producing content about wrongful convictions, lengthy remand detention, police brutality and various other criminal justice issues. SEE PG.69

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ON THE EDGE: CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT HIGHLIGHTED THEME 

FILM MÁXIMA A cinematically grandiose drama about one Peruvian woman’s fight against big business. Máxima Acuña has become a worldwide symbol of the tireless battle against large multinational corporations for the rights to her own land. This riveting documentary follows her staunch attempts to defend her rights facing the world’s largest gold mining company, which through an alliance with the police is pushing to expropriate her farm through violence and sabotage.  SEE PG.33

FILM  SEA OF SHADOWS A stirring film on how a Mexican cartel and Chinese demand for swim bladders are eradicating the world’s smallest whales. Off the west coast of Mexico, the cartels hunt for “the cocaine of the sea” – the extremely valuable totoaba fish, sold as a delicacy in China. But in the same totoaba nets, the endangered vaquita whale gets stuck and dies. The attempt to save the vaquita whale leads us deep into a dangerous network of Mexican cartels, Chinese smugglers and corrupt police and politicians.  SEE PG.36

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FILM NEWTOPIA

FILM  BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

The young and adventurous Norwegian backpacker Audun Amundsen is driven by his search for a utopian world and ends up in the wild jungle of Indonesia. Here he meets the shaman Aman Paksa and his clan who lives a traditional life, surviving without money, electricity or modern tools.  SEE PG.28

John and Molly Chester moved from the big city to run an organic farm, with no experience whatsoever. It becomes a steep and chaotic learning curve to create a farm in balance with nature, with predators and insects, which can meet both flood and drought. 

DEBATT  KLIMAPOLITIKKEN FEILER

DEBATT  I VEIEN FOR INDUSTRIEN

Det er få land som ser ut til å nå målene i Paris-­ avtalen, og disse målene er heller ikke nok for å løse klimakrisen. Det går for sakte. De mange klimasøksmålene som pågår i verden dag kan gjøre en forskjell. Er klimakamp blitt en rettighetskamp som kan avgjøres i rettssalen eller er det fremdeles en politisk sak som burde besluttes i Stortinget?  SEE PG.88

SEE PG.40

Trusler, trakassering og vold. Miljøforkjempere i mange land risikerer livet for å beskytte seg og sine omgivelsene mot miljøskadelig industri. Også i land vi vanligvis tenker på som liberale, demokratiske stater kan prisen for miljøaktivisme være høy. Nytt lovverk i USA beskytter olje- og gassrør, og de som protesterer risikerer høye fengselsstraffer. Kanadisk politi åpnet i desember for bruk av dødelig makt mot urfolksaktivister.  SEE PG.88

DEBATT  GRØNNVASKING: ET NORSK SELVBEDRAG? «Norsk olje og gass-produksjon er den reneste i verden, så det er bedre at vi pumper den opp her.» «Norsk aluminium og gjødsel er grønnere enn andres, så vi har et ansvar for å produsere den.» Det er mange flere eksempler der de kommer fra: Norsk næringsliv er bedre og grønnere enn de fleste andre, skal vi tro dem selv. Hvor mye av dette er sant, og hvor mye er bare grønnvasking? I en tid der selskaper kappes om å være grønnest, hvordan kan vi vite om de faktisk er det? Og hva slags ansvar har vi som forbrukere og borgere?  SEE PG.89

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MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA HIGHLIGHTED THEME 

FILM  RADIO SILENCE

A hard-hitting Mexican journalist goes up against the State. Journalist Carmen Aristegui is one of Mexico’s strongest critical voices, and has spent her entire career going after state corruption. In 2015, when she was fired from the radio channel she worked for after political pressure, she instead established her own news site, which goes uncompromisingly on the State’s links to the cartels.  SEE PG.35 12

FILM   DARK SUNS

Tales from Mexico’s hideous wave of violence, told from those living within. Shot in stark monochrome, Dark Suns chronicles the hundreds of murders of women, journalists, students, and activists in Mexico since the 1990s, and the insidious culture of cartel violence and state corruption behind them.  SEE PG.41


FILM  SEA OF SHADOWS

FILM  MIDNIGHT FAMILY

A stirring film on how a Mexican cartel and Chinese demand for swim bladders are eradicating the world’s smallest whales. Off the west coast of Mexico, the cartels hunt for “the cocaine of the sea” – the extremely valuable totoaba fish, sold as a delicacy in China. But in the same totoaba nets, the endangered vaquita whale gets stuck and dies. The attempt to save the vaquita whale leads us deep into a dangerous network of Mexican cartels, Chinese smugglers and corrupt police and politicians.  SEE PG.36

Oscar shortlisted about a family-run ambulance in Mexico City. Mexico City has 9 million inhabitants, but only 45 official ambulances. The rest is covered by private ambulances, such as the Ochoa family ambulance, where the action-loving 17-year-old Juan is the driver. Every night, the family awaits accidents that could mean money for their next meal, but then they have to arrive at the scene of the accident first, avoiding corrupt police controls along the way.  SEE PG.43

FILM  BEHIND THE BLOOD Honduras’ bloody gang wars and those forced to live with it. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but what is life like behind all the bloody headlines? This thought-provoking documentary takes us to the different sides of the conflict: the gang members who commit the heinous violence, the priest who tries to rescue gang members and the journalist who reports on it all.  SEE PG.32

DEBATE  URBAN VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AMERICA In several cities in Central America, the humanitarian situation is similar to what we see in wars. Murders, extortion, kidnappings, rape, forced recruitment to criminal gangs, terrorization of communities, huge economic costs, drug trafficking and impunity have led to a humanitatian crisis in many areas in Central America. It affects access to basic health services, minor infections become life threatening and infant mortality increases. This violence is a major cause of the refugee flow towards Mexico and the USA. Why is violence in urban areas in Central America so widespread, and why is it difficult to provide humanitarian help?  SEE PG.72 13


HIGHLIGHTED THEME 

KUNST OG YTRINGSFRIHET

SEMINAR FILMMAKERS/CHANGEMAKERS: RELEVANS, FINANSIERING OG FRIHET Dokumentarfilmer øker stadig i popularitet, på kinoer og strømmetjenester. De kan også brukes som et redskap for å skape umiddelbar og varig endring på en rekke felt som blant annet rettferdighet, folkehelse og miljøkatastrofer. Men er dette deres eneste verdi?

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Kulturpolitikken har tatt en mer kommersiell og utilitaristisk vending de siste årene. Kan vi med dette seminaret introdusere en mer visjonær tilnærming til å snakke om og forstå vårt arbeid som filmskapere, historiefortellere og visuelle kunstnere?   SEE PG.63


DEBATE  THE HATE AGAINST ART: WAYS OF SEEING REVISITED Last year the festival showed Ways of Seeing, a groundbreaking theatre play that addresses important issues related to power and racism. The consequences have been severe for theatre director Pia Maria Roll and the theatre group. In Israel, actor and theater director Einat Weizman has been called a ‘killer of babies,’ because she addresses human rights violations committed against Palestinians. Both Einat and Pia has been heavily criticized and pressured by their own governments, simply for putting up theatre plays that questions the status quo. Pia Maria Roll and the theatre group were attacked not just by cyber bullies but by several politicians in power, including the prime minister. The Culture Minister of Israel has publicly stated that theatres will be blacklisted from public support if they put up Einat Weizman’s plays. They have both experienced threats and harassment as a result of this pressure.  SEE PG.86

DEBATT  FILMSKAPERE VURDERER YTRINGSFRIHETEN I 2020

Den kunstneriske ytringsfriheten er ofte selve indikatoren på hvor grensene går i et samfunn. Har norske dokumentaristers arbeid blitt vanskeligere? Mens rettslig vern, normer for kunstnerisk frihet og kulturpolitiske ordninger kan sikre ytringsfrihet, antas det at endringer i offentligheten, politiske situasjoner, konfliktnivå og maktstrukturer rundt kunstproduksjon og kunstformidling skaper utfordrende situasjoner for filmskapere.

Tore Slaatta og Hanne M. Okstad er i gang med et nytt forskningsprosjekt for å utforske hvordan filmskapere erfarer ytringsfrihet i Norge i dag. Mye har skjedd siden forrige gang dette var under lupen: Metoo, økende polarisering og netthets, tilspisset politisk strid både nasjonalt og internasjonalt og klimasaken.  SEE PG.84

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NORWEGIAN COMPETITION PROGRAM PP. 24–30

Eleven new Norwegian documentaries competing for the HUMAN Award, and 50 000 NOK given by Bergesenstiftelsen. In this program you'll find an interesting variety of topics.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRAM PP. 31–36

Ten new International documentaries focusing on human rights issues, competing for the HUMAN Rights Human Wrongs Film Award and 30 000 NOK given by Amnesty International Norway and The Norwegian Helsinki Committee.


JUST HUMAN PP. 37–48

Powerful new documentaries.

HUMAN LIVE PP. 62–91

Over 40 debates, masterclasses, theatre plays, talks and special screenings.

SPECIAL EVENTS PP. 92–100

Events at Kunstplass Contemporary Art (Oslo) and Khartoum Comtemporary Art Centre, as well as art exhibitions, a performance, a concert and a festival quiz.


TUE 25.02 21:00

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KHARTOUM

THU 27.02 22:00

KHARTOUM

FRI 28.02

KHARTOUM

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MEET THE FESTIVAL GUESTS

FREE ENTRANCE

HUMAN IDFF is a rich mix of audience, filmmakers, experts and activists, and we want everyone to meet, so the debates can continue off stage. That is why we have made Khartoum HUMAN’s official festival bar. From Tuesday to Friday you can come and share a drink and discussion with a friend or a new acquaintance to good beats. Free entrance. 18


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MON 24.02 19:00

VEGA SCENE

OPENING NIGHT MÁXIMA, KAMPEN JANITSJAR AND OPENING SPEECH: BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS – A WORK IN PROGRESS?

Welcome to our grand opening night at Vega Scene! HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival 2020 will open with the magnificent documentary Máxima, about the fight against corporate environmental destruction and human rights violations in Peru. Before the screening, we will treat our audience to a little sparkling for all, the music of Kampen Janitsjar, who figures in the documentary Marching Forever and a keynote speech by Katie Redford. The film will be introduced by director Claudia Sparrow. Millions of people around the world are facing violence, harassment and an end to their traditional ways of life because they are living in areas with valuable natural resources. In a battle between huge profits and human rights, people’s rights often lose. People who oppose mining, agribusiness and fossil fuel projects are increasingly being killed, threatened, and criminalized. However; the law can be used as a tool of progress, protecting environmental defenders from attacks and threats against their lives and livelihoods. The film Maxima illustrates this struggle. For over a decade, Maxima Acuña, and her family have resisted attempts from the Newmont Mining Corporation to 20

take away their lands to build a huge and controversial gold mine.Earth Rights has supported Maxima and her family in their fight. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls on “every individual and every organ of society” to promote and respect human rights.For decades, a movement has been building to find better ways to protect people and communities from corporate human rights abuse. The UN and the OECD have issued guidelines for corporations. New laws are introduced in many countries. Are we, as a global society, moving forward on this issue?


MÁXIMA

USA, PERU, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

Claudia Sparrow Claudia Sparrow, Ryan Schwarz / Trustfall Film Spanish, English 88 min

MON 24.02 19:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

30 min. introduction and welcome drinks with Kampen Janistjar

CLAUDIA SPARROW Claudia Sparrow is born and raised in Lima, Peru, and is the director of Máxima. She has been recognized by Peruvian media as one of the ten most prominent filmmakers in Peru. Her film El Americano, shot in Lima and Los Angeles, won an Emmy Award and the Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for Best Director.

Et cinematisk storslagent drama om én peruviansk kvinnes kamp mot storkapitalen. Máxima Acuña har blitt et verdensomspennende symbol på en utrettelig kamp for retten til sin egen jord. Denne medrivende dokumentaren følger hennes standhaftige forsøk på å stå på sin rett ovenfor verdens største gullgruveselskap, som gjennom en allianse med politiet prøver å få henne vekk fra gården hennes med vold og sabotasje. A cinematically grandiose drama about one Peruvian woman’s fight against big business. Máxima Acuña has become a worldwide symbol of the tireless battle against large multinational corporations for the rights to her own land. This riveting documentary follows her staunch attempts to defend her rights facing the world’s largest gold mining company, which through an alliance with the police is pushing to expropriate her farm through violence and sabotage.

KATIE REDFORD Katie Redford is a human rights lawyer, co-founder and untill recently Director of EarthRights International, where she represented clients like Maxima in ground-breaking lawsuits demanding accountability for corporate human rights and environmental abuses. She is currently the Executive Director of the Equation Campaign, a newly-formed initiative to address the climate crisis by challenging the power of fossil fuel corporations. She also serves on EarthRights’ legal committee.

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AWARDS CEREMONY AND CLOSING PARTY

The awards ceremony is open to all, and there will be a glass of sparkling for everyone when we present the winners of 2020. After the ceremony, from 8pm, we invite you to the festival’s Closing Party on 1st floor, Vega Scene. HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival presents two competition programs; One for new Norwegian documentaries, and one for international documentaries concerning human rights related topics. 11 Norwegian documentaries will compete for the HUMAN Award 2020 and 50 000 NOK given by Bergesenstiftelsen. The international competition program consists of 10 documentaries focusing on human rights issues. The winner will receive The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Award and 30 000 NOK given by Amnesty Int Norway and The Norwegian Helsinki Committee. With this award we wish to highlight filmmakers’ efforts to make human rights issues better known to an international audience.

In addition, and for the first time, the Norwegian Ministry of Culture’s Human Rights Award for best short film will be handed out at this year’s Award Ceremony. The award goes to the director of the winning film and consists of 50 000 NOK, with the objective to inspire and encourage Norwegian filmmakers to address human rights issue on film and to uncover human rights violations. You can watch the winner films the same night (The Norwegian Ministry of Culture’s Human Rights Award for best short film) or Sunday night (The HUMAN Award 2020 and The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Award 2020).

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NORWEGIAN JURY

INTERNATIONAL JURY

TOMMY GULLIKSEN Winner of the HUMAN Award 2019 forWar of Art. Political and current affairs-journalist, with more than 20 documentaries on his list of achievements. Was awarded six Norwegian Emmys (Gullruten) for “En liten øy i verden”, about the terrorist attack at Utøya.

NORA SVEAASS Professor Emeritus at UiO – Department of Psychology, and expert on human rights and psychological consequences of torture and violence. Nora served two terms in the United Nations Committee against Torture, and is currently a member of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. Director of the board of Health and Human Rights Info (HHRI).

CORINNE VAN EGERAAT Dutch filmmaker and producer of creative documentaries forcinema, on social issues and injustice. Working with her partner Petr Lom, their films have screened at more than350 film festivals around the world, and broadcasted in over 25countries. Their latest,Angels on Diamond Street,screens at the festival.

JONATHAN BORGE LIE Producer for UpNorth Film, who specializes in hard- hitting documentaries for the international market. His latest film iHuman (2019) screens at the festival. Drone (2015), a film about the secret CIA drone war in Pakistan, won numerous awards, including The Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at Cinema for Peace in Berlin, an Amanda award, and a Norwegian Emmy (Gullruten).

KARSTEN MEINICH Film editor, critic and editor-in-chief of the film magazine Montages. Editor of several Norwegian films and tv-series, amongst these Unge lovende, for which he received twoNorwegian Emmys (Gullruten), andHarajuku(2018), resulting in anAmanda Award. Former curator, programmer and present member of Kunsternes Hus Kino's programme council.

GEDIMINAS ANDRIUKAITIS Lawyer by training. He established the international human rights documentary film festival INCONVENIENT FILMS in 2007 and has been the director of the festival ever since. Gediminas has been actively engaged in the field of human rights since 2002, when he started volunteering and working at one of the oldest human rights non-governmental organisations in Lithuania, the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights.

JURY MEMBERS The Norwegian Ministry of Culture’s Human Rights Award for best short film MARTHA OTTE Festival Director and Artistic Director for Tromsø International Film Festival from 2005 to 2020. Originally from California, she moved to Norway in 1974.

CORA ALEXA DØVING Senior researcher at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies. Her field of research is relations between the majority and minorities in Norway, focusing on racism, anti-Semitism, islamophobia and human rights.

IZER ALIU Norwegian-Macedonian film director. Graduated from The Norwegian Film School with his short film To Guard a Mountain, for which he received several awards, among these an Amanda Award. His feature debut Hunting Flies also gave him an Amanda Award. Currently working with a tv-series premiering in 2021.

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NORSK KONKURRANSEPROGRAM Elleve nye norske dokumentarer som konkurrerer om HUMAN-prisen og 50 000 NOK gitt av Bergesenstiftelsen.

Uttalelsen fra årets forhåndsjury: Forhåndsjuryen har på bakgrunn av mange gode innsendte dokumentarer valgt ut elleve filmer som vil utgjøre det norske konkurranseprogrammet ved årets HUMAN internasjonale dokumentarfilmfestival. Juryen har lagt vekt på å få fram et bredt, variert og kvalitativt utvalg av siste års produksjoner, og har diskutert seg fram til filmer som vi tror vil varme, glede, ryste og overraske publikum. Blant filmene finnes tre av årets kommende norske kinopremierer, en verdenspremiere, to norgespremierer og flere oslopremierer. Tematisk spenner filmene fra nære, usedvanlige karakterskildringer, lune gruppeportretter, til alvorlige fremtidsscenarier og betraktninger om lokale, men også universelle forhold som angår oss alle. Forhåndsjuryen 2020 Tore Buvarp, Egil Håskjold Larsen, Ida Madsen Hestman

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DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM NORGE, 2020

FALSE BELIEF NORGE, 2019

Regi Jan Vardøen Produsent Beacon Isle Productions, Weggefilms Språk Engelsk Lengde 69 min

Regi Lene Berg Produsent FABB001 Språk Engelsk Lengde 103 min

I 1841 skrev Edgar Allan Poe novellen «A Descent into the Maelstrom» som forteller historien om to brødre som seiler en fiskeskute inn i den kraftige Moskenesstraumen på sørspissen av Lofoten. De blir fanget av malstrømmen, og kun én av dem overlever forliset. I 1980 skrev Philip Glass et musikkstykke inspirert av Poes fortelling. I Descent into the Maelstrom følger vi musikere fra Arktisk Filharmoni til toppen av fjellet Ryten, ved Kvalvika, hvor de fremfører stykket med utsikt over naturfenomenet som opprinnelig inspirerte Poe. Dokumentaren er en hyllest til nordnorsk kystkultur og menneskene som den dag i dag risikerer liv og helse for å holde gamle tradisjoner i hevd, i et landskap som er like ugjestmildt som det er vakkert. Dette er en film med storslått musikk og mektig natur som setter de store følelsene i sving.

En norsk kunstner rekonstruerer sin kafkaeske reise gjennom det amerikanske rettssystemet etter at hennes kjæreste ble arrestert, stilt for retten og fengslet uten grunn i New York City. I 2008 flytter den norske kunstneren Lene Berg til Harlem i New York, til sin partner, en svart forlegger, D. Etter å ha avgitt forklaring til politiet om at han har blitt trakassert av en nabo, blir D selv arrestert. Men for hva? Dette blir starten på en farlig reise der Ds tro på rettssystemet gjør ham til et gissel i hendene på institusjoner han trodde skulle forsvare ham. Ved å granske noe som kan se ut som en liten og isolert sak, gir False Belief innblikk i hvordan politi og påtalemyndigheter aktivt brukes som våpen mot minoriteter og uliktenkende i et land som smykker seg med å være deres fremste forsvarere.

Lofoten, the range of mountainous islands strewn over the Arctic waters of northern Norway, is the setting for Edgar Allan Poe’vs 1841 short story “Descent into the Maelstrom”. Two brothers, fishermen, are caught in the raging waters of the “Moskenesstraumen” and their boat is dragged down into the swirling maelstrom. In 1980, Philip Glass wrote a composition based on Poe’s short story. We follow musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic to the top of Mount Ryten, where they perform this piece overlooking the natural phenomenon that originally inspired Poe. The documentary is a tribute to the Norwegian coastal culture and the people who still risk their life and health to maintain old traditions. This is a film with magnificent music and powerful nature that sets the big emotions in motion. FRI 28.02 20:00 VEGA SCENE – SAL 1 Q&A etter filmen SAT 29.02 14:00

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A Norwegian artist reconstructs her kafkaesque journey through the US justice system, as her partner is arrested, convicted, and imprisoned without cause in New York. In 2008 Norwegian artist Lene Berg moved to Harlem, New York, with her partner, a black man, a publisher who will be referred to as D. After giving the police a statement about being harassed by a neighbor, D was arrested. But what exactly is he being accused of? This led to a series of catastrophic events where D’s implicit trust in the U.S. justice system put everything he cherished at risk. By analyzing what at first seems to be a minor case, False Belief uncovers the larger picture of a society that employs incarceration as a political and economic weapon.

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HUMANITY ON TRIAL

IHUMAN

DANMARK, FINLAND, HELLAS, 2019

Regi Produsent Språk Lengde

NORGE, 2019

Jonas Bruun Hansen & Pedersen Film Dansk, gresk, engelsk, arabisk, russisk, spansk, yezidi 72 min

Da flyktningkrisen traff Europa reiste Salam Aldeen, en ung dansk mann til Hellas som frivillig. Salam, som selv flyktet borgerkrigen i Moldova med familien på tidlig 90-tallet, finner sitt kall i å redde flyktninger fra Egeerhavet. Men en natt, under et forsøk på å finne en flyktningfamilie forsvunnet på havet, blir Salam arrestert og siktet for menneskesmugling. Om han blir dømt, blir han kanskje nødt til å tilbringe resten av livet i et gresk fengsel. I fødelandet til våre demokratiske verdier vil Salams sak sette kursen for fremtiden til europeisk medmenneskelighet. Dommen vil avgjøre: er det å redde liv kriminelt i Europa? When the refugee crisis hits Europe, a young Danish man, Salam Aldeen travels to Greece to volunteer. Salam, himself a refugee who fled civil war in Moldova with his family in the early nineties, finds his calling rescuing refugees from the Aegean Sea. But one night while trying to find a refugee family lost at sea, Salam is arrested and charged with human smuggling. If he is convicted, he might spend the rest of his life behind bars in a Greek prison. In the country where democratic values were born, Salam’s case will set the course for the future of Europe’s humanity. The verdict will decide: is saving lives a crime in Europe

FRI 28.02 21:00

Documentary thriller about the greatest technological revolution ever; Artificial Intelligence. Mankind is facing a crossroads. Artificial intelligence has become so advanced that we face a number of ethical dilemmas. Are we about to make ourselves redundant? And how do we ensure that artificial intelligence is used for good and not for surveillance, repression and warfare? Technology companies are perceived as the new superpowers, will technology take a crack at democracy? The documentary thriller iHUMAN takes us on a journey into the “invisible revolution”, where artificial intelligence transforms us as people, society and the future. TUE 25.02 19:30

RELATED EVENTS DEBATT KRIMINALISERING AV HJELPERE FILM THE REST

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Dokumentarthriller om den største teknologiske revolusjonen noensinne; Kunstig intelligens Menneskeheten står foran et veiskille. Kunstig intelligens er blitt så avansert at vi står overfor en rekke etiske dilemmaer. Er vi i ferd med å gjøre oss selv overflødige? Og hvordan sikrer vi at kunstig intelligens blir brukt i det godes tjeneste og ikke til overvåking, undertrykking og krigføring? Teknologifirmaene oppleves som de nye supermaktene, kommer teknologien til å ta strupetak på demokratiet? Dokumentar-thrilleren iHUMAN tar oss med på en reise inn i den «usynlige revolusjonen», hvor kunstig intelligens forandrer oss som mennesker, samfunnet og fremtiden. Vi er besatt, avhengig og kontrollert av teknologi. Men, hvem har egentlig kontrollen? iHUMAN er den første internasjonale kinodokumentaren som viser den akselererende industriens politiske og sosiale konsekvenser gjennom møter med noen av de største pionerene i vår tid.

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Regi Tonje Hessen Schei Produsent UpNorth Film Språk Engelsk Lengde 99 min

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KAMPEN NORGE, 2019

KUNSTNEREN OG TYVEN NORGE, 2020

Regi Janne Lindgren Produsent Medieoperatørene Språk Norsk Lengde 58 min

Regi Benjamin Ree Produsent Medieoperatørene Språk Norsk Lengde 102 min

Norges siste gjenlevende mannsorkester, det 90 år gamle Kampen Janitsjarorkester, har en gjennomsnittsalder på 60 år, og trenger desperat å rekruttere nye medlemmer for å ikke dø ut. Men med manko på tilstrekkelig mange unge mannlige musikere – og det at kvinner ønsker medlemskap til det populære orkesteret – gjør at de er nødt til å ta en grundig gjennomgang av fordelene og ulempene ved å opp­rettholde gamle tradisjoner. Medlemmene i Kampen Janitsjarorkester er redde for at de i prosessen med å redde sitt elskede orkester samtidig kommer til å ødelegge sitt maskuline fristed. Kampen er et sårt, humoristisk og ærlig portrett av en mannsbastion som står i et veivalg på hvem de vil være. Det er en film om sterke vennskap, kjønnsroller i endring og det skumleste av alt: forandring!

Når to malerier fra blir stålet fra kunstneren Barbora Kysilkova tar Oslo-politiet tyvene etter et par dager. Men bildene blir ikke funnet. Barbara deltar i rettssaken i håp om å få noen tips om hvor bildene kan være, men ender i stedet opp med å gå bort til en av tyvene for å spørre: «Kan jeg male deg?». Tyven svarer uten å nøle: «Det er mulig.» Slik starter forholdet mellom en kunstner og hennes usannsynlige muse – som snart utvikler seg til et like usannsynlig vennskap. Dokumentaren er filmet over tre år, og følger en bemerkelsesverdig, overraskende og dypt menneskelig historie om hvordan vi mennesker knytter bånd til hverandre.

Norway’s last surviving male orchestra, the 90 year old Kampen Janitsjarorkester, has an average age of 60. They desperately need to recruit new members to avoid dying out. But there is a shortage of young male musicians. Should the orchestra open its doors and let women join the orchestra? This challenges old traditions. Many are afraid that in the process of saving their beloved orchestra, they will simultaneously destroy this masculine sanctuary. MARCHING FOREVER is a tender, humorous and honest portrait of a male bastion. It is a film about strong friendships, gender roles and the scariest thing of all: change!

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When two paintings are stolen from Oslo-based artist Barbora Kysilkova, the police catch the thieves within a few days. But the paintings are never found. Barbora attends the court case hoping to find clues for where they can be but finds herself compelled to walk over to one of the criminals to ask another question: “I wonder if I could paint you?” The thief answers without hesitation: “That would be possible.” Thus begins the relationship between an artist and her unlikely muse–which soon evolves into an even more unlikely friendship. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows a remarkable story of human connection that takes turns that one could never have imagined.

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NEWTOPIA NORGE, 2019

SORRY BRØDRE, DET BLE MEG NORGE, 2020

Regi Audun Amundsen Produsent UpNorth Film Språk Engelsk Lengde 88 min

Regi Elsa Kvamme Produsent Alert film Språk Norsk Lengde 60 min

Den unge og eventyrlystne norske backpackeren Audun Amundsen leter etter en utopisk verden og ender opp i jungelen i Indonesia. Her møter han sjamanen Aman Paksa og hans klan som lever et tradisjonelt liv hvor de overlever uten penger, strøm eller moderne verktøy. Men den romantiske harmonien er i ferd med å smuldre opp og Amundsen blir vitne til hvordan moderne fristelser og kapitalisme driver Aman Paksa i retning byen og pengejaget. Amundsen følger Aman Paksa i nesten 15 år på sin turbulente vei mot modernitet.

Jan Erik Vold er en av Norges mest originale og kjente poeter. Han har spilt inn plater med Chet Baker og Jan Garbarek, og for ham er det fortsatt ikke langt fra tanke til handling. Slagordet «det er håpløst, og vi gir oss ikke» ble et mantra for flere generasjoner demonstranter, og «Kulturuke» fikk hele landet til å le. Han bruker gjerne poesien politisk, og til å sette fokus på urettferdighet og maktmisbruk, som da myndighetene ville sende seksåringen Nathan Eshethe tilbake til et land han aldri hadde vært i. Nå nærmer han seg 80 år, men er fortsatt like aktiv. Men hvem er han bak diktermasken, hvor kommer det store engasjementet fra, og hvorfor er det så viktig for ham at gårsdagens diktere ikke blir glemt?

The young and adventurous Norwegian backpacker Audun Amundsen is driven by his search for a utopian world and ends up in the wild jungle of Indonesia. Here he meets the shaman Aman Paksa and his clan who lives a traditional life, surviving without money, electricity or modern tools. Amundsen is spellbound by their lifestyle and decides to document their harmonic way of life. However, the romantic harmony starts to crumble as modern temptations from the surrounding world lurk behind every corner. Amundsen follows Aman Paksa for nearly 15 years on his turbulent path towards modernity.

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Jan Erik Vold is one of the most original and famous poets of Norway. He has recorded albums with Chet Baker and Jan Garbarek, and for him thoughts and action are never far from each other. The slogan “It is hopeless and we never give up” became a slogan for many generations of protesters, and “Cultureweek” made the whole country laugh. He often uses his poetry politically, to focus on unjustice and abuse of power, like when the Norwegian government wanted to return 6-year-old Nathan Eshethe to a country where he had never been. Soon pushing 80, he is still going strong. But who is the man behind the poets mask, what are the origins of his strong engagement, and why is it so important for him not to forget the poets of the past?

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TRANSPORTERINGSDANS NORGE, 2019

VINTERENS LENGSEL

NORGE, DANMARK, GRØNLAND, 2019

Regi Line Lyngstadaas Produsent Medieoperatørene Språk Norsk Lengde 52 min

Regi Sturla Pilskog & Sidse Torstholm Larsen Produsent Blåst Film Språk Engelsk Lengde 77 min

Transporteringsdans er et varmt portrett av dansekunstneren Martin Slaatto og hans eldre mor, Margit. Filmen følger utviklingen av prosjektet Transporteringsdans, en unik blanding av dans, kunst og trening. Det krever at utøveren beveger seg på uventede og uvanlige måter, som å flaksefly, smelte og hoppse. Martin er energisk og entusiastisk i sin utrettelige formidling og utøvelse av Transporteringsdans, og hans mor Margit er en viktig karakter i Martins kunst. Samtidig skriver hun selv sine egne svært melankolske og morsomme tekster om det å bli eldre.

I 2006 annonserer det gigantiske amerikanske aluminiumsselskapet ALCOA at de ønsker å bygge sin neste fabrikk I den lille fiskelandsbyen Maniitsoq på Grønland. Innbyggerne ser på dette som en unik mulighet til å oppnå uavhengighet. Årene går og menneskene i Maniitsoq må utålmodig vente på at prosjektet skal igangsettes. Men hvor lenge kan man vente på fremtiden? Vinterens lengsel utforsker menneskelig eksistensialisme og forholdet mellom å være selvstendig og en nasjons uavhengighet. Det er en film om drømmer, liv som settes på vent og den menneskelige evnen til å reise seg igjen. Alt sett fra mennesker som bor og lever i Maniitsoq.

Open Arms is a loving portrayal of dance artist Martin Slaatto and his elderly mother, Margit. The film follows the development of his singular fusion of dance, art and exercise of both body and mind – the Transportation Dance. This requires moving in unexpected ways, like “fly-flapping”, “melting”, and skipping. Martin is energetic and enthusiastic; unwavering in his belief in the potential of his innovation. Margit is an artist in her own right – a poetic writer of precise and heartbreaking reflections on the experience of growing old.

TUE 25.02 17:30

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED Q&A etter filmen

SAT 29.02 19:15

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3 Q&A etter filmen

In Maniitsoq, Greenland, US aluminium giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. Promising economic renewal for the region, the sense that the plant may never actually come to fruition is palpable throughout Winter’s Yearning. Following the lives of the area’s loyal ageing population and its stymied youth – in a place where employment opportunities are limited to fisheries – the contemporary colonial violence of Denmark is figured through stories of economic ruin, frustrated communities and shared national trauma. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people of Maniitsoq await their plant – and with it, Greenland’s possible first step towards sovereignty.

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VEGA SCENE – SAL 2 Q&A etter filmen

FRI 28.02 20:30 CINEMATEKET – TANCRED Q&A etter filmen

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VÆR HER NORGE. 2020

Regi Ragnhild Nøst Bergem Produsent Herlig Film og TV Språk Norsk Lengde 86 min

Jan, Mimi og Sigvald har ulike former for demens. I Vær her ser vi hvordan livene deres preges av leting etter ord, minner og gjenstander. Hverdagen er krevende både for dem selv og for deres nærmeste, men omsorg, samvær og musikk hjelper. De mister aldri hele seg, selv om mye av den de en gang var sakte blir borte i sykdommen. Vær her er en varm og nær film om tre menneskers hverdagsliv, om redselen for å miste kontrollen og om hvor viktig relasjoner er. Regissøren er tett på, og resultatet er en vakker og autentisk skildring med fokus på menneskeverd og kjærlighet. Det handler om å være til stede, om å være her – både som pårørende og samfunn. Jan, Mimi and Sigvald have different forms of dementia. In STAY, we see their lives characterised by searching for words, memories and objects. Daily life is demanding, both for them and those closest to them, but caregiving, togetherness and music can help. They never lose themselves completely, even though a lot of who they once were is being slowly eroded by the disease. STAY is a warm and intimate film about the daily lives of three people, the fear of losing control and the importance of relationships. The director works at close range, and the result is a beautiful and authentic portrayal with a focus on human dignity and love. It’s about being present, being there – both as family and friends, and as a society.

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRAM Ten documentaries with a human rights focus is competing for the HUMAN Rights Human Wrongs film award and 30 000 NOK given by Amnesty Int Norway and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. This year’s international competition program consists of ten eyeopening documentaries highlighting human rights issues from Honduras, Mexico and Peru in the West to The Philippines, Israel, the West Bank and Afghanistan in the East. These are films that move, engage and have interesting perspectives on the fight for justice. You’ll get up close to incredible individuals’ unwavering struggle for justice, in the shapes of land rights, freedom of movement, freedom from violence and fear, a rightful justice system, free press and freedom of speech, a healthy environment and a health system for all. We frequently hear that human rights are under threat, but at the same time we should give our support to all those who fight for these universal rights. The filmmakers in this program present immensely interesting narratives with patience, confidence and passion, and we really appreciate their efforts to makes us a bit wiser and a bit braver. Thank you so much for doing this hard work! Program Committee Ketil Magnussen and Silje Poulsen Viki

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BEHIND THE BLOOD

CANADA, ISRAEL, SWITZERLAND, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

NETHERLANDS, UK, 2019

Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaïche Home Made Docs Hebrew, Arabic, English 108 min

Et engasjerende rettsdrama om den kontroversielle israelske advokaten Lea Tsemel. Den slagkraftige 74-åringen har viet hele livet til å forsvare palestinere tiltalt for grov vold, og tar til orde for at voldshandlingene oftest er utført som motstandskamp mot Israels apartheidregime. I filmen følger vi en 13-årig palestiner som risikerer livstid i fengsel etter å ha angrepet tilfeldige forbipasserende med kniv i Tel Aviv, og en palestinsk ung kvinne tiltalt for forsøk på selvmordsbombing. Tsemels forsøk på å menneskeliggjøre klientene sine fremprovoserer sterke reaksjoner, og det er langt mellom seirene i et rettssystem rigget for grov forskjellsbehandling mellom israelske og palestinske tiltalte. Dokumentaren viser oss på opprørende vis hvordan den politiske utviklingen i Israel har ført til et stadig mer autokratisk samfunn. A thrilling court drama on the controversial Israeli advocate Lea Tsemel. The unapologetic 74-year-old has spent her whole life defending Palestinians charged with serious violent crimes, and argues that most of these acts of violence are acts of resistance against the Israeli apartheid regime. Tsemel’s attempts to humanise her clients provokes strong reactions, and it is few and far between the victories in a legal system rigged to gross inequality between Israeli and Palestine accused. The documentary exposes how the political development in Israel has led to an increasingly autocratic society. THU 27.02 17:30

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Director Loretta van der Horst Producer Conijn Film, Fine Point Film Language Spanish Duration 86 min

Honduras’ blodige gjengkriminalitet og de som må leve med den. Honduras er et av verdens farligste land, men hvordan er livet bak alle de blodige overskriftene? Denne tankevekkende dokumentaren tar oss med til konfliktens ulike sider: gjengmedlemmene som utfører den grufulle volden, presten som forsøker å redde gjengmedlemmer og journalisten som rapporterer om det hele. Alle tre lever i livsfare, ikke bare fra gjengene, men fra militæret og politiet selv, som ofte samarbeider med gjengene de skal stanse. Alle tre leter etter et håp om at ting kan bli bedre, men det er vanskelig å finne når myndighetens kampanjer bare forverrer situasjonen og grensen mellom ondt og godt, rett og galt blir stadig mer utvisket. Honduras’ bloody gang wars and those forced to live with it. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world, but what is life like behind all the bloody headlines? This thought-provoking documentary takes us to the different sides of the conflict: the gang members who commit the heinous violence, the priest who tries to rescue gang members and the journalist who reports on it all. All three are searching for hope that things can get better, but it is hard to find when the government’s campaigns only exacerbate the situation, and the boundary between good and evil, right and wrong is becoming increasingly blurred.

WED 26.02 20:00 VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

Q&A after the film FRI 28.02 21:00

Debate before screening, see pg. 72

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

FRI 28.02 18:00

Q&A after the film RELATED EVENTS TEATER OKKUPASJONENS FANGER DEBATE HOPE DETAINED

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PG.91 PG.81

RELATED EVENTS DEBATE URBAN VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AMERICA PG.72 FILM DARK SUNS PG.41

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MÁXIMA

MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

PERU, USA, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

AFGHANISTAN, USA, 2019

Claudia Sparrow Claudia Sparrow, Ryan Schwarz / Trustfall Film Spanish, English 88 min

Director Producer Language Duration

Cinematisk storslagent drama om én peruviansk kvinnes kamp mot storkapitalen. Máxima Acuña har blitt et verdensomspennende symbol på en utrettelig kamp for retten til sin egen jord, i møte med store multinasjonale selskaper. Denne medrivende dokumentaren følger hennes standhaftige forsøk på å stå på sin rett ovenfor verdens største gullgruveselskap, som gjennom en allianse med politiet prøver å få henne vekk fra gården hennes med vold og sabotasje. Máxima står fjellstøtt på sine rettigheter gjennom rettssak etter rettssak, på tross av at både hun og advokaten mottar dødstrusler, og tilsynelatende hele systemet er rigget mot henne. A cinematically grandiose drama about one Peruvian woman’s fight against big business. Máxima Acuña has become a worldwide symbol of the tireless battle against large multinational corporations for the rights to her own land. This riveting documentary follows her staunch attempts to defend her rights facing the world’s largest gold mining company, which through an alliance with the police is pushing to expropriate her farm through violence and sabotage. Máxima refuses to budge through trial after trial, in spite both her and her lawyer receiving death threats, and that the whole system seemingly is rigged against her.

MON 24.02 19:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

Hassan Fazili Old Chilly Pictures, Su Kim Bulgarian, English, Turkish, Persian 86 min

Dypt personlig innblikk i livet på flukt. Da filmskaper Hassam Fazili i 2015 havnet på Talibans drapsliste i hjemlandet Afghanistan ble han, kona og deres to små døtre tvunget til å flykte. Etter asylavslag i nabolandet Tajikistan begir familien seg ut på den lange, farefulle ferden til Europa. Men som så mange andre flyktninger opplevde, så var farene slett ikke over da de nådde Europas grenser. Dokumentaren er utelukkende filmet med mobiltelefon, og vi får et sjeldent nært portrett av et familieliv og et ekteskap som også ubønnhørlig må gå sin gang, år etter år, fra flyktningeleir til flyktningeleir. En tankevekkende fortelling fra flyktningkrisen, som alltid først og fremst var flyktningenes krise, i møte med et iskaldt system. Deeply personal insight into life on the run. When filmmaker Hassam Fazili found himself on the Taliban’s kill list in his native Afghanistan in 2015, he, his wife and their little daughters were forced to flee. After asylum refusal in neighboring Tajikistan, the family embarked on the long, dangerous journey to Europe. However, as so many other refugees came to learn, the dangers were not over when they reached Europe’s borders. The film is made exclusively by mobile phone, and provides a rare close-up portrait of a family and a marriage carving out a way of life, year after year, from refugee camp to refugee camp. A thought-provoking story from the refugee crisis, a crisis first and foremost for the refugees themselves, in the face of an ice-cold system. WED 26.02 17:00

SAT 29.02 19:00

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

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VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

RELATED EVENTS DEBATT I VEIEN FOR INDUSTRIEN

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Opening film SUN 01.03 14:30

PG.88

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

RELATED EVENTS DEBATE AFGHANISTAN: FROM BAD TO WORSE PG.72 FILM THE REST Q&A etter filmen PG.46

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OF LAND AND BREAD

ON THE PRESIDENT’S ORDERS

ISRAEL, PALESTINA, 2019

PHILLIPINES, UK, USA, 2019

Director Ehab Tarabieh Producer B’Tselem Language Arabic, Hebrew, English Duration 89 min

Director Producer Language Duration

Daglige, brutale møter mellom palestinere og israelere i okkuperte områder. En mann som sitter fast i et piggtrådgjerde, er blitt tatt på fersken. På vei opp på et tak for å fjerne et palestinsk flagg blir han konfrontert av husets beboer, med et kamera. Til lyden av heiarop fra de israelske bosetterne i gata insisterer den ubudne gjesten på at landet, og til og med huset, til syvende og sist tilhører ham. Of land and bread er satt sammen av slike øyeblikk: daglige, ofte brutale møter mellom okkupert og okkupant. Gjennom palestinske øyne blir vi vitne til husrivinger, tilfeldige arrestasjoner og nattlige husransakelser, i all sin brutale hverdagslighet. Okkupasjonens alvor blir synlig i en mosaikk av historier, fanget på kamera av palestinere på Vestbredden og samlet av den israelske fredsorganisasjonen B’Tselem.

Et intenst innblikk i hva som foregår på gateplan i Filippinene under president Dutertes hypervoldelige krig mot narkotika. Hvor finner man rettferdighet når man har en president som sammenligner seg selv med Hitler? Denne drivende spennende filmen dukker ned i Manilas mest belastede bydel, og følger hva som skjer når bydelen får ny politisjef for å rydde opp i politiets tøylesløse drapstall. Tallene går ned, dødssvadronene forsvinner og rettsstaten seireri alle fall tilsynelatende. Vi følger tett på både den nye politisjefen og innbyggerne som terroriseres av politiet, og får et uhildet bilde av konsekvensene av Dutertes livsfarlige retorikk.

A man stuck in a barbed wire fence has been caught in the act. On his way up a roof to remove a Palestinian flag, he is confronted by the occupant of the house, with a camera. The uninvited guest insists that the land, and even the house, ultimately belong to him. Of land and bread is composed of such moments: daily, often brutal meetings between the occupied and the occupied. Through Palestinian eyes, we witness house demolitions, random arrests and nightly house raids, in all their daily brutal reality. The seriousness of the occupation becomes visible in a mosaic of stories, captured on camera by Palestinians in the West Bank and collected by the Israeli peace organization B’Tselem.

James Jones, Olivier Sarbil James Jones, Dan Edge English, Tagalog 72 min

An intense insight into what’s happening at street level in the Phillipines during Dutertes hyper-violent war on drugs. Where do you find justice when your president compares himself to Hitler? This breathlessly exciting film dives deep into Manila’s most crime-­ ridden parts, to give us a multi-layered tale of the deployment of a new chief of police, ordered to curb the rampant killings performed by the local police force. The casualties decrease, the police death squads disappear and justice prevails – at least on the surface. We stay close to the new chief of police, as well as the inhabitans terrorized by the police, and the result is an unflinching look at the consequences of Duterte’s dangerous rhetorics.

THU 27.02 20:00 CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

SAT 29.02 15:00

Q&A after the film

FRI 28.02 18:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

SUN 01.03 18:15

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

Q&A after the film RELATED EVENTS TEATER DEN VELSIGNEDE TEATER OKKUPASJONENS FANGER

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RELATED EVENTS FILM THE KINGMAKER

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PRISON FOR PROFIT

RADIO SILENCE

NETHERLANDS, 2019

MEXICO, SWITZERLAND, 2019

Director Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen Producer IFProductions Language English Duration 83 min

Director Juliana Fanjul Producer Akka Films Language Spanish Duration 77 min

Hva skjer når et fengsel i Sør-Afrika skal drives privat? I denne avslørende dokumentaren får vi noe av svaret. Siden 2001 har det multinasjonale sikker­­hets­selskapet G4S driftet Mangaung fengsel i Johannesburg, med lovnader om human behandling og utvikling av de innsatte. Men gjentatte anklager om tortur og mishandling av innsatte og lekkasjer av overvåkningsvideoer fikk undersøkende journalist Ruth Hopkins til å undersøke nærmere, og hennes funn, samt sterke intervjuer med tidligere ansatte og innsatte tegner et hemningsløst brutalt og kynisk bilde av et fengsel som drives primært for profitt hvor både de ansatte og innsatte daglig frykter for sine liv.

En beinhard meksikansk journalist med staten på nakken. Journalisten Carmen Aristegui er en av Mexicos sterkeste kritiske stemmer, og har hele sin karriere gått i strupen på statlig korrupsjon. Da hun i 2015 etter politisk press fikk sparken fra radiokanalen hun jobbet hos, etablerte hun sin i stedet sin egen nyhetsside, som kompromissløst går etter statens koblinger til kartellene. Dette fører til trusler og aksjoner mot nyhetssiden og dens ansatte, og i et land hvor journalister jevnlig drepes for sitt arbeid er Carmen urokkelig i sin tro om at det nytter: «Optimisme er en moralsk plikt. Alternativet er å gi opp». Et medrivende og spennende portrett om de beste og verste sidene av Mexico.

What happens when a prison in South Africa is to be run privately? In this revealing documentary we get some of the answers. Since 2001, the multinational security company G4S has operated Mangaung prison in Johannesburg, promising humane treatment and development of inmates. But repeated charges of torture and mistreatment of inmates and leaks of surveillance videos prompted investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins to investigate, and her findings, as well as interviews with former staff and inmates, paint an unbridledly brutal and cynical image of a prison run primarily for profit. where both the staff and inmates daily fear for their lives.

WED 26.02 17:30

THU 27.02 17:15

A hard-hitting Mexican journalist goes up against the State. Journalist Carmen Aristegui is one of Mexico’s strongest critical voices, and has spent her entire career going after state corruption. In 2015, when she was fired from the radio channel she worked for after political pressure, she instead established her own news site, which goes uncompromisingly on the State’s links to the cartels. This leads to serious threats and actions against the news site and its staff, and in a country where journalists are assassinated for their work on a regular basis, Carmen is unwavering in her belief that it makes a difference: “Optimism is a moral obligation. The alternative is to give up”. A captivating and exciting portrait of the best and worst sides of Mexico.

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1 Q&A after the film

TUE 25.02 20:30 VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

SUN 01.03 18:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2

Debate after screening, see pg. 76 RELATED EVENTS DEBATE PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS MASTERCLASS RUTH HOPKINS

PG.76 PG.69

RELATED EVENTS MASTERCLASS RUTH HOPKINS FILM DARK SUNS

PG.69 PG.41

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SEA OF SHADOWS

THE FEVER

AUSTRIA, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

AUSTRIA, 2019

Richard Ladkani Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler English, Spanish 104 min

Director Katharina Weingartner Producer Pooldoks Language English, Luganda, Mandarin, French Duration 99 min

Spenningsfilm om hvordan et meksikansk kartell og kinesisk etterspørsel etter svømmeblærer er i ferd med å utrydde verdens minste hval. Utenfor Mexicos vestkyst jakter kartellene på «havets kokain» – den ekstremt verdifulle totoaba-­ fisken, som selges som en delikatesse i Kina. Men i de samme totoaba-nettene setter den særs utrydnings­ truede vaquita-hvalen seg fast og dør. Forsøket på å redde vaquita-hvalen leder oss dypt inn i et farlig nettverk av meksikanske karteller, kinesiske smuglere og korrupt politi og politikere. Det blir en kamp på liv og død, både for hvalen og dens forkjempere. Filmen viser hvordan organisert kriminalitet og korrup­ sjonens forgreninger inn i alle samfunnslag er en dødelig fiende ikke bare for lokalbefolkningen og journalister, men også miljøvernere og havets aller mest sårbare skapninger.

Hvordan legemiddelindustriens jakt på profitt potensielt setter millioner av afrikanske liv på spill. Malaria dreper 500 000 mennesker hvert år. Artemisia er en medisinsk plante som har vært i bruk i over 2000 år, og virkestoffet artemisinin er hovedvirke­ stoffet i dagens malariamedisiner som produseres i vesten, og selges dyrt til afrikanske land. Men planten kan enkelt dyrkes lokalt, og forskning viser at planten både fungerer som effektiv behandling og forebyggelse. Men WHO vil ikke godkjenne bruken av planten, og lokale produsenter får ikke tillatelse til å produsere dette i en mer effektiv pilleform. Dokumentaren viser på provoserende vis hvor profittdrevet malariabekjempelse har blitt, og hvordan både myndigheter og WHO lar seg presse av legemiddel­ industrien til å stenge påvist effektiv naturmedisin ute fra markedet.

A stirring film on how a Mexican cartel and Chinese demand for swim bladders are eradicating the world’s smallest whales. Off the west coast of Mexico, the cartels hunt for “the cocaine of the sea” – the extremely valuable totoaba fish, sold as a delicacy in China. But in the same totoaba nets, the endangered vaquita whale gets stuck and dies. The attempt to save the vaquita whale leads us deep into a dangerous network of Mexican cartels, Chinese smugglers and corrupt police and politicians. It will be a battle of life and death, both for the whale and its fighters. The film shows how organized crime and the ramifications of corruption into all walks of life are a deadly enemy not only to locals and journalists, but also to environmentalists and the most vulnerable creatures of the ocean.

How the pharmaceutical industry’s hunt for profit potentially puts millions of African lives at risk. Malaria kills 500,000 people every year. Artemisia is a medicinal plant that has been in use for over 2000 years, and the active ingredient artemisinin is the main ingredient in today’s malaria medicines produced in the West, and sold expensively to African countries. But the plant can easily be grown locally, and research shows that the plant acts as both effective treatment and prevention. The documentary reveals in a provocative way how profitable malaria prevention has become, and how both the authorities and the WHO are being pressured by the pharmaceutical industry to block proven effective natural medicine out of the market.

THU 27.02 20:30 CINEMATEKET – TANCRED SAT 29.02 13:00

TUE 25.02 17:00

VEGA SCENE­– SAL 3 SUN 01.03 16:00

RELATED EVENTS FILM RADIO SILENCE FILM DARK SUNS

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PG.35 PG.41

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED

RELATED EVENTS FILM RESISTANCE FIGHTERS

PG.45

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A DOG CALLED MONEY IRLAND, STORBRITANNIA, 2019

ALWAYS IN SEASON USA, 2019

Director Seamus Murphy Producer Pulse Films, Blinder Films, JW Films Language English Duration 90 min

Director Jacqueline Olive Producer Jacqueline Olive, Multitude Films Language English Duration 89 min

Poetisk og intimt om ikonet PJ Harveys kreative prosess. Polly Jean Harvey har siden gjennombruddet på 90-tallet vært en alternativ kraft i rockens landskap, og har gjennom hele sin karriere gjort uventede kreative valg. Denne dokumentarfilmen løfter teppet og viser hvordan kunstneren Harvey jobber fram anti-krigsalbumet «The Hope Six Demolition Project.» Regissør er filmfotograf og filmjournalist Seamus Murphy som samarbeider tett med Harvey, og hun blir med på hans reiser som fotojournalist til Afghanistan, Syria, Bosnia og Washington. Ut av dette fødes den rå poesien som vi følger hele veien til ferdig album. Filmen sier noe universelt om kunstens og kreativitetens vesen – uavhengig av om du har et forhold til PJ Harvey eller ikke.

Lynsjingens stygge arv i USA. I USAs sørstater var uhyrlige lynsjinger av afroamerikanere ikke uvanlig helt fram til 70-tallet. Men tok det egentlig helt slutt? Denne tankevekkende dokumentaren graver dypt i saken om en afroamerikansk 17-åring som ble funnet hengt fra et lekestativ i North Carolina i 2014, som politiet raskt avskrev som selvmord, selv om både familien, rettsmedisineren og nærmiljøet var sterkt uenige. Ved å utforske lynsjingens historie og svært levende arv i dagens USA stiller filmen betimelige spørsmål ved det manglende oppgjøret med både forbrytelsene og kreftene bak dem– krefter som på ingen måte er døde.

Poetic and intimate about icon PJ Harvey’s creative process. Since the breakthrough in the 1990s, Polly Jean Harvey has been an alternative force in the rock landscape, and has continuously throughout her career made unexpected creative choices. This documentary pulls aside the curtain, and shows how Harvey creates the anti-war album “The Hope Six Demolition Project.” The director, film photographer and film journalist Seamus Murphy, works closely with Harvey, and she joins him in his travels as a photo journalist to Afghanistan, Syria, Bosnia and Washington. These travels give birth to the raw poetry which slowly becomes the finished album. The film speaks to the nature of art and creativity, regardless of whether you have a relationship to PJ Harvey or not.

FRI 28.02 19:00

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The ugly legacy of lynching in the United States. Hideous lynchings of African Americans were not uncommon in the US up until the 1970s. But did it truly end? This thought-provoking documentary digs deep into the case of an African-American 17-yearold who was found hanging from a playground in North Carolina in 2014, which police quickly dismissed as suicide. However, both the family, the coroner and the local community strongly disagreed. By exploring the history of lynching and its tangible legacy in today’s United States, the film poses timely questions about the lack of reckoning and justice for both the crimes and the forces behind them – forces that are still at work.

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ANGELS ON DIAMOND STREET NORWAY, NETHERLANDS, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

Petr Lom ZIN documentaire English, Spanish 88 min

THU 27.02 17:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3 Extended talk after screening: Civil Disobedience, see pg. 76

FRI 28.02 17:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2 Q&A after the screening

SAT 29.02 21:00

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL Q&A after the screening

RELATED EVENTS DEBATT KRIMINALISERING AV HJELPERE FILM HUMANITY ON TRIAL CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TALK MASTERCLASS PETR LOM

PG.85 PG.26 PG.76 PG.75

Hjertevarm fortelling om suppekjøkken og solidaritet i Philadelphia. Hva skjer når en papirløs meksikansk familie søker kirkeasyl hos en afroamerikansk kirkemenighet i Philadelphias fattigste bydel? Kirka og suppekjøkkenet har røtter tilbake til Black Panther-bevegelsen på 60-tallet, og betegner seg selv som en aktivistmenighet. Da Carmela Hernandez og barna ber om asyl, risikerer presten fem år i fengsel for å huse dem, men hun er aldri i tvil. Hun sier det best selv: «Carmelas historie er vår historie». Denne sjarmbomben av en dokumentar viser hvordan rettighetskamp i bunn og grunn er den samme, uansett hvem som må kjempe den, og hvordan solidaritet blir det essensielle bindeleddet mellom menigheten, suppekjøkkenets klientell og de papirløse. Heartwarming tale about a soup kitchen and solidarity in Philadelphia. What happens when an undocumented Mexican family seeks sanctuary in an African-American church in Philadelphia’s poorest district? The church and soup kitchen have roots back to the Black Panther movement in the 1960s, and describe themselves as an activist congregation. When Carmela Hernandez and her children ask for sanctuary, the pastor risks five years in prison for housing them, but she is never in doubt. She says it best herself: “Carmela’s story is our story”. This charming documentary shows how the struggle for civil rights is in essence the same, no matter who is fighting it, and shows how solidarity becomes the essential link between the congregation, the soup kitchen’s clientele and the undocumented.

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BIGGEST LITTLE FARM USA, 2018

COLLECTIVE

LUXEMBURG, ROMANIA, 2019

Director John Chester Producer Sandra Keats, John Chester Language English Duration 91 min

Director Alexander Nanau Producer Nanau Production Language Romanian Duration 109 min

«Alle sa det var en idiotisk idé» John og Molly Chester flytter fra storbyen for å drive en økologisk gård, uten noe som helst erfaring. Det blir en bratt og kaotisk lærekurve for å skape en gård i balanse med naturen, med rovdyr og insekter, som kan møte både flom og tørke. Vi følger dem gjennom 8 år på en reise der de forsøker å forstå stadig mer av gårdens og naturens komplekse og fantastiske samspill. En spennende, morsom, lærerik og rørende film om hvordan man kan redde en liten del av verden. Dokumentaren ble kortlistet til Oscar for beste dokumentar 2020.

Uhyre spennende om avdekkingen av en rumensk korrupsjonsskandale. I diskotekbrannen på en nattklubb i Bucuresti døde 27 ungdommer – men i ukene etterpå døde 37 til på sykehus av bakterieinfeksjoner. Hva var galt med rumenske sykehus? Da en avis tar tak i saken blir det startskuddet på avsløringen av en korrupsjonsskandale så stor at selv ikke de undersøkende journalistene selv kunne ant omfanget. Denne drivende dokumentarthrilleren tar oss med inn i det journalistiske og politiske arbeidet utført av enkelt­ individer som risikerer alt for å avdekke sannheten, nemlig korrupsjonens mest tragiske konsekvenser.

“Everyone told us this idea was crazy” John and Molly Chester moved from the big city to run an organic farm, with no experience whatsoever. It becomes a steep and chaotic learning curve to create a farm in balance with nature, with predators and insects, which can meet both flood and drought. We follow them on their journey through 8 years, where they try to understand more and more of the complex and wonderful interactions of the farm and nature. An exciting, fun, educational and moving film about how to save a small part of the world. The documentary was shortlisted for Oscar for Best Documentary 2020.

Breathlessly exciting about the discovery of a Romanian corruption scandal. In the devastating fire at a nightclub in Bucharest, 27 young people perished – but in the weeks that followed, 37 more died in the hospitals, of bacterial infections. What was wrong with Romanian hospitals? When a newspaper starts investigating the case, it uncovers a corruption scandal so enormous that not even the investigative journalists themselves can believe the extent. This documentary thriller takes us into the journalistic and political work done by individuals who risk everything to uncover the truth about the most tragic consequences of corruption.

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DARK SUNS

DIOS

CANADA, 2018

CHILE, 2019

Director Julien Elie Producer Cinéma Belmopán, División Del Norte Language Spanish Duration 154 min

Director Chrisopher Murray, Josefina Buschmann, Israel Pimentel Producer Diego Pino Language Spanish Duration 63 min

Fortellinger om Mexicos vanvittige voldsbølge fra de som lever i den. I sort-hvitt forteller Dark Suns om de hundrevis av drap på kvinner, journalister, studenter og aktivister i Mexico siden 90-tallet, og kartellenes livsfarlige voldskultur og den statlige korrupsjonen som er ansvarlig for drapene. Regissør Julien Elie bygger på vitnesbyrdene fra målbevisste etterforskere, familiemedlemmer, journalister, prester, advokater og aktivister, og nøster opp en sti av organisert og ustraffet kriminalitet som involverer narkotika og menneskesmugling, utpressing, kidnapping og fordekt samarbeid med myndighetene på begge sider av grensen. Tales from Mexico’s hideous wave of violence, told from those living within. Shot in stark monochrome, Dark Suns chronicles the hundreds of murders of women, journalists, students, and activists in Mexico since the 1990s, and the insidious culture of cartel violence and state corruption behind them. Director Julien Elie draws on the testimony of determined investigators, family members, journalists, priests, lawyers, and activists, tracing a path of organized and unpunished criminality that involves drug and human trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, and collusion with the governments on both sides of the border.

Hypnotiserende innblikk i Pave Frans’ besøk i Chile i 2018. Chile er et dypt katolsk land, men da pave Frans besøkte Chile i 2018 var det ikke uten kontroverser: i gatene demonstrerte LGBTQ-rettighetsforkjempere, fattige, mapuche-urfolket og abortforkjempere. Kontrasten i forberedelsene og reaksjonene på pavens besøk males på vakkert vis i denne mosaikk-­ dokumentaren, laget av et filmkollektiv på 17 regissører fra gruppen MAFI. Gjennom en rekke ukommenterte tablåer får vi etterhvert et bredt og tidvis humoristisk bilde av Chiles utfordringer og motsetninger, og religionens rolle i et land i endring. Hypnotizing insight into Pope Francis’ visit to Chile in 2018. Chile is a deeply Catholic country, but when Pope Francis visited Chile in 2018, it was not without controversy: people were protesting in the streets: LGBTQ rights defenders, the poor, the indigenous Mapuche people, and pro-abortion activists. The contrasts of the preparations and reactions to the Pope’s visit are beautifully illustrated in this mosaic documentary, created by a film collective of 17 directors from the MAFI group. Through a series of uncommented tableaus, we gradually gain a wide-reaching and sometimes humorous picture of Chile’s challenges and contradictions, and the role of religion in a changing country.

THU 27.02 20:30 VEGA SCENE – SAL 2 Introduction before the screening FRI 28.02 20:00 CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL Introduction before the screening RELATED EVENTS FILM RADIO SILENCE FILM BEHIND THE BLOOD

TUE 25.02 20:30 CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL PG.35 PG.32

SAT 29.02 13:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2

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FOR SAMA UK, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Waad al-Kateab Arabic, English 95 min

TUE 25.02 18:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1 Introduction before the screening

SAT 29.02 16:15

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL Introduction before the screening

RELATED EVENTS DEBATE NARRATIVE WARS: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY PG.67 DEBATE FIGHTING WAR CRIMES IN SYRIA PG.78

Hvordan forsvarer du for et barn å fødes inn i krig? Årets aller sterkeste filmopplevelse er den syriske journalisten Waads opprivende fortelling om sitt liv i Aleppo, fortalt til sin datter. Gjennom Waads kamera får vi et svært personlig blikk på Syrias skjebne, fra hun deltar i det optimistiske studentopprørets spede begynnelse, til regimets grufulle krigføring og beleiring av Aleppo. Samtidig er dette fortellingen om livet på tross av krigen– Waad gifter seg, blir gravid og får barn, mens verden rundt henne bokstavelig talt faller sammen. Hun og mannen driver det aller siste sykehuset i Aleppo og de nekter å reise fra alt de har kjempet for, men hva med datteren? For Sama har vunnet priser verden over, og dette vitnesbyrdet er like vondt som det er vakkert. How do you justify giving birth to a child in a war zone? The most gripping film of the year is the Syrian journalist Waad’s harrowing story of her life in Aleppo, told to her daughter. Through Waad’s lens we get an extremely close and personal look at the fate of Syria, from Waad’s participation in the infancy of the optimistic student demonstrations, all the way to the horrific warfare of the Syrian regime and siege of Aleppo. At the same time, this is the story of life in spite of the war – Waad gets married, becomes pregnant and gives birth, while the world around her is literally collapsing. She and her husband run the very last hospital in Aleppo, and they refuse to leave all they have been fighting for. But what about their daughter? For Sama has won numerous awards globally, and this testimony is just as painful as it is beautiful.

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MIDNIGHT FAMILY MEXICO, USA, 2019

Director Luke Lorentzen Producer Hedgehog Films, No Ficción Language Spanish Duration 81 min

WED 26.02 21:00

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED

SUN 01.03 14:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2

RELATED EVENTS FILM RADIO SILENCE FILM DARK SUNS

PG.35 PG.41

Prisvinnende film om en familiedrevet ambulanse i Mexico City. Mexico City har 9 millioner innbyggere, men bare 45 statlige ambulanser. Resten av behovet dekkes av private ambulanser, som Ochoa-familiens ambulanse, hvor 17-årige Juan er sjåfør. Hver natt venter familien på ulykkene som kan bety penger til neste måltid, men da må de ankomme ulykkesstedet først, og unngå korrupte politikontroller på veien. Med kameraet tett på under de ville bilferdene avdekker Midnight Family på halsbrekkende vis næringskjeden i helsesystemet i Mexico, hvor alle bestikker alle for å få hjulene til å gå rundt, bokstavlig talt. Oscar shortlisted film about a family-run ambulance in Mexico City. Mexico City has 9 million inhabitants, but only 45 official ambulances. The rest is covered by private ambulances, such as the Ochoa family ambulance, where the action-loving 17-year-old Juan is the driver. Every night, the family awaits accidents that could mean money for their next meal, but then they have to arrive at the scene of the accident first, avoiding corrupt police controls along the way. With the camera up close during the wild car rides, Midnight Family uncovers at breakneck speed the foodchain of the healthcare system in Mexico, where everyone bribes everyone to literally make the wheels go round.

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OUR TIME MACHINE CHINA, USA, 2019

PROPAGANDA: THE ART OF SELLING LIES CANADA, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang S. Leo Chiang / Walking Iris Media, Betsy Tsa Mandarin, English 81 min

Nydelig og hjertevarmt om en kinesisk dukketeatermaker og hans aldrende far. Denne dokumentarperlen er om en sønns forsøk på å komme nærmere sin far, som er i ferd med å forsvinne inn i demens. Samtidig gir den også et fortryllende innblikk i et Kina som er i ferd med å forsvinne, og er en kjærlighetserklæring til de tradisjonelle kinesiske kunstformene. I Shanghais gamle gater driver Maleonn et dukketeater, og har hele livet drømt om å samarbeide med sin far, en berømt regissør i Shanghai-operaen. Men tiden er i ferd med å renne ut, og Maleonn setter i gang et ambisiøst teaterprosjekt han håper skal fungere som en tidsmaskin for sin far og lokke fram minnene en siste gang. Beautiful and heartwarming story of a Chinese puppeteer and his aging father. This documentary gem is about a son’s attempt to connect with his father, who is disappearing into dementia. At the same time it provides an enchanting glimpse into a China which is also disappering, and is a declaration of love for the traditional Chinese art forms. In the ancient streets of Shanghai, Maleonn runs a renowned puppet theater, and has a lifelong dream of cooperating with his father, a famous former director of the Shanghai Opera. However, time is running out, and Maleonn pushes ahead with an ambitious theater project he hopes will work as a time machine for his father, and rekindle his memories one last time.

FRI 28.02 17:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

SUN 01.03 16:15

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

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Director Producer Language Duration

Larry Weinstein Hawkeye Pictures English 92 min

Hva er propaganda? Er all kunst propaganda? Hvordan skiller vi mellom hva som er propaganda og ikke? Og er all propaganda noe negativt? Dette er noen av spørsmålene regissør Larry Weinstein stiller i denne dokumentaren. Med en historisk gjennomgang fra Alexander den store, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Donald Trump og frem til dagens sosiale medie­ landskap, ser filmen på bruk av propaganda og metoder for å kommunisere budskap gjennom kunst og visuelle uttrykk. What is propaganda? Is all art propaganda? How do we distinguish between what is propaganda and not? And is all propaganda something negative? These are some of the questions director Larry Weinstein asks in this documentary. Drawing historical lines from Alexander the Great, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and up to today's social media landscape, the film looks at the use of propaganda and methods to communicate messages through art and visual expression.

SAT 29.02 20:00 VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

Human International Documentary Film Festival  Oslo  2020


RESISTANCE FIGHTERS TYSKLAND, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

Michael Wech BROADVIEW Pictures English, German 98 min

SCHEME BIRDS SWEDEN, UK, 2019

Director Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin Producer Sisyfos Film Production, GID Films Language English Duration 86 min

Blir antibiotikaresistens vår apokalypse? I 2015 ble skrekkscenariet virkelighet: den første bakterien som er resistent mot alle kjente antibiotika ble oppdaget. Denne vitenskapsthrilleren forteller den sjokkerende historien om ignoranse og grådighet som har ført oss til bristepunktet, og tegner et dramatisk bilde av vår nære framtid: innen 2050 vil vi ikke lenger ha antibiotika som virker. Vi er i ferd med å tape kappløpet, og filmen følger forskerne, diplomatene og legene som står i spissen for kampen mot dette scenariet. Nye typer antibiotika må utvikles, og overforbruket, spesielt til dyr, må vekk. Men er milliardindustriene og politikerne villige til å gjøre det som trengs for å unngå nok en menneskeskapt katastrofe?

Et vakkert oppvekstdrama fra en tidligere skotsk industriby. Gemma vokser opp i Skottlands tidligere stålhovedstad, men som nå står uten fremtidsutsikter etter industrien forsvant. Denne håpløsheten forplanter seg inn i ungdommen, som får tiden til å gå med alkohol, dop og meningsløs vold. Men tiden går ubønnhørlig fra dem, og da Gemma blir gravid er hun nødt til å ta noen valg for framtida som tvinger henne ut av barndommen. Filmen utspiller seg som en dramafilm, og blir et nært og vakkert portrett av en jente som må forsøke å reise seg tross sine omgivelser. Samtidig er den også en større skildring av konsekvensene for livet i industribyer som har mistet sitt livsgrunnlag.

Will antibiotic resistance be our apocalypse? In 2015, the nightmare became a reality: The first bacteria resistant to all known antibiotics was discovered. This science thriller presents the shocking story of ignorance and greed that has brought us to the very edge, and it paints a dramatic picture of our near future: By 2050 we will no longer have antibiotics that work. We are losing the race, and this documentary puts us face-to-face with the researchers, diplomats and doctors who are the frontlines of the battle against this scenario. New antibiotics must be developed, and the excessive use, especially for animals, must end. But are the billion-dollar industries and politicians willing to do what is neccessary to avoid yet another disaster created by humans?

A stunning coming-of-age drama from a former Scottish industrial town. Gemma is growing up in Scotland’s former steel capital, which now has lost its prospects for the future after the industry disappeared. This hopelessness trickles into the youth, who pass their time with alcohol, drugs and meaningless violence. But childhood is about to end, and when Gemma becomes pregnant she has to make some choices for the future that forces her to grow up. The film plays out as a drama, and becomes an intimate and beautiful portrait of a girl rising, despite her surroundings. At the same time, it is also a haunting portrayal of the consequences for life in industrial cities which have lost their livelihood.

TUE 25.02 17:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

SAT 29.02 13:00

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED

RELATED EVENTS DEBATT NÅR ANTIBIOTIKA SLUTTER Å VIRKE PG.67 FILM THE FEVER PG.36

DATE ??RD TIME SAT 29.02 18:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

SUN 01.03 20:00 CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

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THE KINGMAKER

THE REST

DENMARK, PHILIPPINES, USA, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

GERMANY, 2018

Lauren Greenfield Frank Evers English, Filipino 101 min

Director Producer Language Duration

Sjokkerende om hvordan Imelda Marcos ennå styrer Filippinene fra kulissene. Den fillipinske presidentfruen Imelda Marcos ble beryktet for sin ekstravagante pengebruk- og sine 3000 par sko, som ble avdekket i 1986 da President Ferdinand Marcos brutale regime falt, og folket stormet presidentpalasset. Men bak sjablongen av en virkelighetsfjern presidentfrue med dyre shopping­ vaner skjuler det seg noe mye mørkere: et hensynsløst maktbegjær. Vi får tydelig se hvordan Imelda alltid har trukket i trådene og kommet unna med det, for som hun selv sier: «Perception is real. Truth is not». Denne avslørende dokumentaren viser Imeldas usannsynlige vei tilbake til makten, hvor Marcos-­dynastiets allianse med president Duterte la grunnlaget for dagens brutale regime. How Imelda Marcos still runs the Philippines from behind the scenes. Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos became notorious for her extravagant spending and her 3,000 pairs of shoes, revealed in 1986 when President Ferdinand Marco’s brutal regime fell, the people stormed the presidential palace. But behind the stencil of a witless first lady with expensive shopping habits, there lurks something much darker: a ruthless desire for power. We clearly see how Imelda has always pulled the strings and gotten away with it, as she herself says: “Perception is real. Truth is not”. This revealing documentary shows Imelda’s unlikely path back to power, where the Marcos dynasty’s alliance with President Duterte has laid the foundation for today’s brutal regime. TUE 25.02 21:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

SUN 01.03 19:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1

RELATED EVENTS FILM ON THE PRESIDENT'S ORDERS

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Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Kurdish, Turkish, Farsi 79 min

Kunstneren Ai Weiwei gir gang gripende øyeblikks­ bilder fra flyktningkrisa. Fra Tyrkia til Frankrike, fra motløse flyktninger til fremmedfiendtlig lokalbefolkning og desillusjonerte frivillige hjelpere: Ai Weiwei gir oss et klargjørende blikk på flyktningkrisas konsekvenser, på Europas manglende handleevne og flyktningenes håpløse situasjon. The Rest insisterer på å ikke la oss glemme, ikke miste empatien for alle som lever i uvisshet og umenneskelige forhold i dagens Europa, og gjennom scener fra ulike flyktninger i ulike land viser den oss korte, opprivende glimt fra liv det er umulig å selv komme seg ut av. Artist Ai Weiwei provides moving snapshots of the refugee crisis. From Turkey to France, from discouraged refugees to xenophobic locals and disillusioned volunteers: Ai Weiwei gives us a clear look at the consequences of the refugee crisis, Europe’s inability to act and the refugees’ hopeless situation. The Rest insists on not forgetting, not losing the empathy of all those living in uncertainty and inhumane conditions in today’s Europe, and through scenes from various refugees in different countries it shows us brief, upsetting glimpses into lives which are seemingly impossible to escape from.

TUE 25.02 19:15

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2

SAT 29.02 15:30

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED

RELATED EVENTS

PG.34

FILM MIDNIGHT TRAVELER FILM HUMANITY ON TRIAL DEBATT KRIMINALISERING AV HJELPERE

PG.33 PG.26 PG.85

Human International Documentary Film Festival  Oslo  2020


VARDA BY AGNÈS

ZERO IMPUNITY

FRANCE, 2019

Director Agnès Varda Producer Ciné Tamaris Language French Duration 115 min

Agnès Varda var «fransk nybølges bestemor», og har siden 50-tallet hatt sin helt egen særegne stil, som hun også tar med seg inn i sitt aller siste verk, som kom ut få dager før hun selv døde i mars 2019. I Varda by Agnès utforsker hun sitt eget arbeid med humor og selvironi, nysgjerrighet og melankoli. Dokumentaren er et hjertevarmt og inngående innblikk i et av forrige århundres viktigste kunstnerskap i stort og smått, og følger Vardas eget mantra: Ingenting er banalt om man har empati og kjærlighet til dem man filmer. ´ The last film from the queen of French New Wave cinema was about herself. Agnès Varda was “the grandmother of French New Wave cinema” and has had her own distinctive style since the 1950s, a style she also incorporates into her very last work, which came out a few days before she died in March 2019. In Varda by Agnès she explores her own work with a good dose of humour, curiosity and melancholy. The documentary is a heart-warming and wise insight into one of the 20th century’s most important artist minds, and follows Varda’s own mantra: Nothing is banal if you have empathy and love for those you film.

SAT 29.02 17:30

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED

SUN 01.03 18:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE, 2019

Director Producer Language Duration

Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Denis Lambert A_BAHN, Melusine Productions, Webspider English, French, Arabic, Ukranian 93 min

Et rop om rettferdighet for ofre for seksuell vold i krig og konflikt. Zero Impunity er en kunstnerisk hybriddokumentar, og midtpunktet i et ambisiøst globalt transmedia-­ prosjekt. Dokumentaren retter et kraftig lys på den tilsynelatende totale straffefriheten for den globale bruken av seksuell vold i krig og konflikt. Ved å gi en stemme til ofre verden rundt, inkludert Syria og Ukraina, fra det afrikanske kontinentet og i USA, er filmen en viktig dokumentasjon og en nødvendig bevisstgjøring for å skape raseriet og oppmerksomheten som kreves for å få til endring. A scream for justice for victims of sexual violence in armed conflict. An artistic hybrid documentary, Zero Impunity is the centerpiece of an ambitious global transmedia project. The documentary sheds a powerful spotlight on the seemingly total impunity for the use of sexual violence in armed conflicts worldwide. By offering a voice to victims across the globe, including Syria and Ukraine, on the African Continent and in the US, the documentary is an important documentation and a necessary eye-opening call to action, raising awareness and outrage.

THU 27.02 20:15

VEGA SCENE – SAL 1 Debate after film, see pg. 82

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UNLOCKING THE CAGE USA, 2019

Chris Hegedus & D. A. Pennebaker Pennebaker Hegedus Films English 91 min

Dyrerettighetsforkjemper Steven Wise i sitt historiske forsøk på å bryte ned de juridiske skillelinjene mellom dyr og mennesker. Etter 30 års kamp for å bedre dyrs rettigheter går Steve og hans advokater til det historiske steget å gå til rettssak for å endre en sjimpanses status fra «ting» til «person» med juridisk beskyttelse. Støttet av vitnesbyrd fra primatologer verden rundt argumen­ terer Steve for at, basert på vitenskapelig bevis, bør kognitivt komplekse dyr som sjimpanser, hvaler, delfiner og elefanter få begrensede personrettigheter som vil beskytte dem fra fysisk mishandling. Det er et nært innblikk i en rettssak som for alltid kan trans­formere vårt juridiske system, og én manns livslange kamp for å beskytte «ikke-menneskelige» dyr. Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team makes history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights that would protect them from physical abuse. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals.

THU 27.02 17:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2 Debatt etter visning, se s. 77

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Sorry brødre, det ble meg

19:30

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Når antibiotika­ slutter å virke

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For Sama

19:00

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India’s Breaking Point

21:30

En ny algoritmisk verdensorden

21:00

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iHuman

Teater + ettersnakk

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Hva skjedde med Aung San Suu Kyi?

Open Forum: Lene Berg Artist Talk

20:00

Den velsignede

19:30

The Rohingya – Workings of a Crime

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Investigative Journalism and International Cooperation

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Hvordan snakke med barn om terror?

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Prison for Profit

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Azerbaijan’s Invisible Crisis

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Er ulikhet greit?

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Always in Season

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Film + debate

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20:30

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Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad + Fighting War Crimes in Syria

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Petr Lom: Challenges of Storytelling

15:00

23:00

23:30


KUNSTPLASS

KHARTOUM

OTHER

LILLEBIL

TANCRED

CINEMATEKET

TEATERSALEN

12:00

12:30

13:00

15:30

16:00

17:00

18:00

18:30

+ Q&A

18:00–20:00

Vær Her

19:00

Film + panel talk

17:15–19:30

Prison for Profit + Privatisations of Prisons, What Does That Mean?

17:30

Norwegian Competition Program

16:30

19:30

20:00

International Competition Program

18:00–19:00

15:00

12:00–17:00

14:30

Artist Talk: Ali Jabaly

14:00

Festival Exhibition at Kunstplass Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

13:30

21:30

22:00

20:30–22:15

Sea of Shadows

21:00

Just Human

20:00–22:00

QUIZ

+ Q&A

20:00–22:00

22:30

23:00

23:30

Special Events

22:00–LATE

Meet the Festival Guests

Human LIVE

Of Land and Bread

Debate

20:00–21:00

Hope Detained

20:30


SALONGEN

SAL 3

SAL 2

SAL 1

VEGA SCENE

12:00

12:30

13:00

13:30

FRIDAY 28.02.2020

14:00

15:00

15:30

Mesterklasse

14:00–16:00

Tonje Hessen Schei

14:30

16:00

17:00

Debatt

16:30–17:30

18:30

19:00

Debatt

18:00–19:00

Jeg vil bil diktator

+ Q&A

17:30–19:30

19:00–20:30

A Dog Called Money

20:00

Debatt

19:30–20:30

Kriminalisering av hjelpere

21:00

+ Q&A

20:00–21:45

22:00

Norgespremiere

21:30

22:30

+ Q&A

21:00–23:15

Advocate

+ Q&A

21:00–22:45

Humanity on Trial

Descent into the Maelstrom

20:30

Gratis med ByLarm pass

18:00–19:30

Angels on Diamond Street

17:00–18:30

19:30

On the President’s Order

18:00

Our Time Machine

17:30

Filmskapere vurderer ytringsfrihet

16:30

23:00

23:30


KUNSTPLASS

KHARTOUM

OTHER

LILLEBIL

TANCRED

CINEMATEKET

TEATERSALEN

12:00

12:30

13:00

14:00

14:30

15:00

15:30

12:00–17:00

Festival Exhibition at Kunstplass Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

13:30

16:00

17:00

17:30

20:00

20:30

Verdenspremiere

19:30

International Competition Program

+ Q&A

17:30–19:30

Newtopia

22:30

Just Human

Human LIVE

20:00–LATE

Meet the Festival Guests

+ Intro

20:00–22:45

Dark Suns

+ Q&A

+ Q&A

22:00

20:30–22:15

21:30

Vinterens lengsel

21:00

18:00–20:00

Teater

19:00–20:45

Okkupasjonens fanger

19:00

Behind the Blood

18:30

Verdenspremiere

18:00

Norwegian Competition Program

16:30

23:30

Special Events

23:00


SALONGEN

SAL 3

SAL 2

SAL 1

VEGA SCENE

12:00

12:30

13:00

16:30

15:15–17:30

13:30–14:45

Debate

15:30–17:00

14:00–15:00

+ Intro

Vår morbide tilbøyelighet

+ Q&A

13:00–15:00

The Hate Against Art. Ways of Seeing Revisited

iHuman 15:15–17:30

Sea of Shadows

+ Q&A

Kunstneren og tyven

17:00

Dios

Norgespremiere

+ Q&A

16:00

+ Q&A

15:30

15:00–17:00

15:00

Of Land and Bread

14:30

Kampen

14:00

13:00–14:30

13:30

SATURDAY 29.02.2020 17:30

18:00

19:00

19:30

18:00–19:00

Awards Ceremony

18:15–19:45

20:30

21:00

21:30

20:00–21:45

+ Q&A

19:15–20:45

22:00

20:00 – LATE

Festival Party

Vinner av Kultur­departementets menneskerettspris for norsk kortfilm 2020

20:00–21:45

Propaganda The Art of Selling Lies

20:00

Transporteringsdans

Biggest Little Farm

18:00–19:30

Scheme Birds

18:30

22:30

23:00

23:30


KUNSTPLASS

KHARTOUM

OTHER

LILLEBIL

TANCRED

CINEMATEKET

TEATERSALEN

12:00

Film + Talk

12:00–13:00

My Gaza Online

12:30

13:00

14:00

14:30

15:30

+ Q&A

14:00–15:45

Descent into the Maelstrom

15:00

12:00–17:00

16:30

17:30

+intro

16:15–18:00

For Sama

17:00

18:30

19:00

20:00

19:00–20:30

Máxima

Teater

19:00–20:30

Okkupasjonens fanger

19:30

International Competition Program

17:30–19:30

Varda by Agnès

18:00

Norwegian Competition Program

15:30–17:00

The Rest

16:00

Festival Exhibition at Kunstplass Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

13:00–14:45

Resistance Fighters

13:30

21:30

+ Q&A

22:00

22:30

Human LIVE

+ Q&A

21:00–23:00

Angels on Diamond Street

20:00–22:15

False Belief

21:00

Just Human

20:30

23:30

Special Events

23:00


SALONGEN

SAL 3

SAL 2

SAL 1

VEGA SCENE

12:00

12:30

13:00

13:30

SUNDAY 01.03.2020

14:00–15:30

Máxima

14:00–15:30

Debatt

14:00–15:00

15:30

16:00

+ Q&A

14:30–16:30

Midnight Traveler

15:00

Midnight Family

14:30

Klima­ politikken feiler. Kan jussen redde oss?

14:00

19:00

19:30

Film + panel talk

16:00–18:00

Debatt

16:00–17:00

Debatt

18:00–19:00

Grønn­ vasking: Et norsk selvbedrag?

18:30–20:30

Varda by Agnès

+ Intro

18:30–20:00

+ Q&A

Radio Silence

Vær Her 16:00–18:00

I veien for industrien

20:00

20:30

19:00–20:45

18:30

The Kingmaker

18:00

17:00–18:30

17:30

Always in Season

17:00

The Kingdom of Stigma

16:30

21:00

22:00

22:30

21:00–22:30

Bonus Screening (tba)

21:00–22:30

Award Winner! (tba)

21:00–22:30

Award Winner! (tba)

21:30

23:00

23:30


KUNSTPLASS

KHARTOUM

OTHER

LILLEBIL

TANCRED

CINEMATEKET

TEATERSALEN

12:00

12:30

13:00

15:00

+ Q&A

14:00–15:30

Sorry brødre, det ble meg

14:30

15:30

14:00–15:30

Biggest Little Farm

14:00

12:00–17:00

Festival Exhibition at Kunstplass Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

13:30

16:00

19:30

20:00

International Competition Program

18:00–19:30

16:15–17:45

Norwegian Competition Program

On the President’s Order

Our Time Machine

+ Q&A

19:00

+ Intro

18:30

18:30–20:15

18:00

Humanity on Trial

17:30

16:00–17:45

17:00

The Fever

16:30

21:00

Just Human

20:00–21:30

Scheme Birds

20:30

22:00

Human LIVE

21:00–22:45

Collective

21:30

22:30

23:30

Special Events

23:00


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MON 24.02 13:00

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED

FILMMAKERS/CHANGEMAKERS: RELEVANS, FINANSIERING OG FRIHET

SEMINAR

Dokumentarfilmer øker stadig i popularitet, på kinoer og strømmetjenester. De kan også brukes som et redskap for å skape umiddelbar og varig endring på en rekke felt som blant annet rettferdighet, folkehelse og miljøkatastrofer. Men er dette deres eneste verdi? Kulturpolitikken har tatt en mer kommersiell og utilitaristisk vending de siste årene. Kan vi med dette seminaret introdusere en mer visjonær tilnærming til å snakke om og forstå vårt arbeid som filmskapere, historiefortellere og visuelle kunstnere? Med årets Filmmakers/Changemakersseminar ønsker vi å ta et steg tilbake fra den markedsdrevne og funksjonelle diskursen, og undersøke dokumentarfilmens verdi som kunst og kultur. Målet med dagen er å gi en bredere kontekst for å forstå vårt arbeid – og inspirere, informere og utvikle nye verktøy for dokumentarfilmskapere for å opprettholde, løfte og tale for vårt arbeid. 63 HUMAN LIVE


Et internasjonalt forum om dokumentarfilm og samfunns­ effekt. Helt siden starten i 2008 har festivalen hatt fokus på hvordan man skaper og forsterker dokumentar­filmers endringskraft, og hvordan aktuelle filmer kan brukes i praktisk sosialt og politisk endringsarbeid, inkludert menneske­ rettighetsarbeid. Vi har hatt spennende og viktige diskusjoner med norske og internasjonale gjester. Dette forumet er nyttig og interessant for alle som jobber i dokumentarfilmindustrien.

PROGRAM 13:00 Den ivrige kinogåers reise ved Sarah Winge-Sørensen, Impact-produsent 13:15 Synliggjøring av kulturens verdi, betydning og rolle i samfunnet ved Hege Knarvik Sande, NOKU – Norsk kulturforum 13:45 Et forsvar for de upopulære historiene og offentlig finansiering ved KriStine Skaret, produsent Stray Dog Productions 14:00 Kaffepause 14:30 Reports from the War on Culture by Jemimah Steinfeld, Index on Censorship 15:00 Nytt forskningsprosjekt: Filmskapere vurderer ytringsfrihet i 2020 ved Tore Slaatta, medieprofessor og forsker 15:30 Institusjoner og balansekunst Panelsamtale med Svein Bjørkås (direktør, KORO), Lars Løge (avdelingsdirektør for UPA, Norsk film institutt) m.fl. Moderator: Sarah Prosser, (leder av Ashoka Norge og med-grunnlegger av festivalen) 16:15 Mingling med forfriskninger 64

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JEMIMAH STEINFELD Assisterende redaktør for Index on Censorship magazine, et pris­vinnende magasin som kjemper for og forsvarer ytringsfrihet verden over. Hun har tidligere skrevet for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Vice, CNN, Time Out og Huffington Post, og publiserte nylig en artikkel om den nåværende “krigen mot kultur” med eksempler fra Ungarn, Tyskland, Kroatia og Brasil, samt Polen og Storbritannia.

SARAH WINGE-SØRENSEN Produsent og impact produsent hos Stray Dog Productions. Hun fikk tildelt fordypningsstipend fra Viken filmsenter for å utforske publikumsstrategier. Tidligere arbeidet Sarah som assisterende produsent på Indie Film og Medieoperatørene, hvor hun begynte å spesialisere seg i impact- outreach- og publikumsengasjement. Hun har deltatt i Good Pitchs Impact Producer Lab, NFI:LAB/EDNs Outreach og Distribusjonsverksted, og Nordisk Panoramas impact workshop.

KRISTINE SKARET Tidligere dokumentarfilmkonsulent ved Norsk filminstitutt. KriStine Skaret er produsent i Stray Dog Productions, hvor hun co-produsert Aswang (Regi: Alyx Ayn Arumpac, IDFA 2019) og Khartoum Offside (Regi: Marwa Zein Arbab, Berlinale 2019). Stine var dokumentarfilmkonsulent ved Norsk filminstitutt i perioden 2012 – 2016 hvor hun blant annet var konsulent for filmer som Nowhere to Hide (IFDA-vinner 2016) og Kayayo (shortlistet til Oscar i 2018). Hun jobber også som veileder for både nordiske og internasjonale filmskapere, og bidrar på rushprint.no med en rekke debattinnlegg og tekster om tingenes tilstand på dokumentarfeltet.

SARAH PROSSER Sarah var en medskaper av Human Rights Human Wrongs festival i 2008. Hun har stort engasjement for samfunnsbygging gjennom sosialt entreprenørskap. Hun har jobbet hos Områdeløft Tøyen og Grønland, Oslos Byråd for byutvikling, British Council, UiO og GRID-Arendal, bla.

HEGE KNARVIK SANDE Generalsekretær i NOKU – Norsk kulturforum, en interesse- og kompetanseorganisasjon for den lokale kultursektoren, med målsetting å synliggjøre kulturens betydning og rolle i samfunnet. Sande har de siste årene markert seg som kommentator og skribent i forbindelse med omorganiseringen av Den kulturelle skolesekken og kunst- og kulturfaglig opplæring rettet mot barn og unge. SVEIN BJØRKÅS Svein Bjørkås har lang erfaring som leder i kunst- og kunnskapsinstitusjoner og har blant annet arbeidet ved universitetene i Bergen og Oslo, Telemarksforsking, Høgskolen i Vestfold, Norsk kulturråd og Norsk musikkinformasjon. Bjørkås har publisert bøker, rapporter og artikler om kunst, kulturpolitikk og kulturelle endringsprosesser. Han er utdannet sosiolog og fotograf.

TORE SLAATTA Professor, medie- og kulturforsker og daglig leder i konsulent- og utredningsbyrået TSL Analytics. Sammen med Hanne M. Okstad arbeider han med en undersøkelse om kunst og ytringsfrihet i Norge, finansiert av Fritt Ord, som inkluderer kunstnere fra film- og dokumentarfeltet. Han ledet forskningsprosjektet Kunst! Makt! og medieforskningen i Maktog demokratiutredningen, og har skrevet en rekke bøker og artikler. LARS LØGE Avdelingsdirektør for Utvikling & produksjon (UPA) ved Norsk filminstitutt. Han var tidligere dokumentarfilmkonsulent ved instituttet og jobbet før det som produsent i Flimmer Film AS og Volt Film AS, sistnevnte nå en del av UpNorth Film AS. Noen av de rundt 25 produksjonene han har produsert er Drone, Den Norske Islamisten, Sunshine Superman (Co-­ produsent) og Fjorden Cowboys. Løge har erfaring med produksjon for TV, kino og nett, for det nasjonale og internasjonale markedet, i enkeltstående, helaftens og serieformat, som hovedprodusent og co-produsent, og har vunnet flere priser for sine produksjoner.

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HVA SKJEDDE MED AUNG SAN SUU KYI? FILM + SAMTALE

PANEL Audun Aagre, daglig leder i Den norske Burmakomité Ingeborg Moa, prosjektleder Amnesty International Norge Khairul Amin, leder for Rohingya Community Norway

Aung San Suu Kyi fikk Nobels fredspris i 1991. Hun framsto som en av verdens største og modigste menneskerettighetsforsvarere. I dag sitter hun i Den internasjonale domstolen i Haag og svarer for anklager om folkemord. Hva skjedde? Var hun aldri den vi trodde hun var? Eller er hun under press? Volden begått av myanmarske myndigheter mot Rohingyane er overveldende. Å tømme et helt territorium for dets befolkning i løpet av få uker krever organisering og må planlegges. Var dette et forsøk på folkemord? Hvem ga ordren? Hvilket ansvar har fredsprisvinner Aung San Suu Kyi? Og hva er konsekvensene for rohingyaene i leire i Bangladesh, og de som er igjen i Myanmar?

FILM Director Producer Country Language Duration

THE ROHINGYA: WORKINGS OF A CRIME Gwenlaouen Le Gouil Tv Presse & Nova Prod France, 2019 English text

62 min

Situasjonen for Rohingyaer i Myanmar har lenge vært vanskelig, men siden 2016 har militærets aksjoner vært svært brutale. Hundrevis av nedbrente landsbyer. Massevoldtekt og storstilte massakrer. 700 000 rohingya tvunget i eksil. Dokumentaren er filmet i både Myanmar og Bangladesh, og undersøker det tilsiktede ved den etniske rensingen utført mot rohingya-folket. Hvem hadde noe å tjene på denne forbrytelsen mot menneskeheten?

TUE 25.02 18:00

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NÅR ANTIBIOTIKA SLUTTER Å VIRKE PANELDEBATT

NARRATIVE WARS: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY PANEL DEBATE

FRI INNGANG

FREE ENTRANCE

PANEL Yngvild Wasteson, professor i Mikrobiologi ved Veterinærmedisin, NMBU Carlos Gonzalo Das Neves, direktør for Forskning og Internasjonalisering, Veterniærinstituttet

PANEL Uğur Ümit Üngör, professor of History at Amsterdam University Nadim Khoury, associate Professor in International Studies at Lillehammer University College Cora Alexa Døving, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Holocaust Center

MODERATOR Kristian Ernst Rødland, førsteamanuensis ved Avdeling for samfunnsmedisin og global helse, UiO

Oppdagelsen av antibiotika er et av de største fremskritt i moderne medisin. Men antibiotika brukes også i stor utstrekning i matproduksjon, og den totale bruken har økt hvert eneste år siden opp­ dagelsen for 70 år siden. Overforbruk og feilbruk er den viktigste årsaken til dagens høye forekomst av antibiotikaresistens, og det forventes at resistente mikrober vil bli dødsårsak nummer én i løpet av de neste 30 årene. Panelet skal diskutere dagens situasjon i Norge og globalt, og mulige tiltak mot dette alvorlige resistensproblemet.

TUE 25.02 19:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

RELATED EVENTS FILM RESISTANCE FIGHTERS

MODERATOR Line Khateeb, SPACE

Why should we watch films about war and human suffering? The Syrian war is not only fought with guns and bombs, but also with words. The Syrian government is funding efforts to create their version of the war while others are documenting regime war crimes. Such “narrative wars” are not unique to Syria. They are a normal occurrence. The Holocaust, the Nakba and the Syrian war all have one thing in common: Documenting and remembering these injustices are crucial to create justice for victims. “For Sama” is a difficult, yet important, film to watch; it reminds us to ask questions like: Why is it important to bear witness to the horrors of violent conflicts?

TUE 25.02 20:15

PG.45

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

RELATED EVENTS FILM FOR SAMA TALK FIGHTING WAR CRIMES IN SYRIA

PG.42 PG.78

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EN NY ALGORITMISK VERDENSORDEN DEBATT ETTER FILM

PANEL Tonje Hessen Schei, regissør av iHuman Silvija Seres, matematiker og teknologiinvestor Panelet oppdateres på humanfilm.no

PANEL DEBATE

FREE ENTRANCE PANEL Moumita Sen, Postdoctoral Fellow, UiO Niladri Chatterjee, Postdoctoral Fellow, UiO Anne Waldrop, Professor, OsloMet

MODERATOR Hilde Wisløff Nagell, Tankesmien Agenda

Utviklingen av kunstig intelligens (KI) og robotteknologi skjer i et forrykende tempo. Den har blitt så avansert at vi i dag står overfor en rekke dilemmaer. Er vi i ferd med å gjøre oss selv overflødige? Hvilke problem­ stillinger knyttet til den teknologiske utviklingen bør vi være bevisste? Hvordan påvirker KI oss nordmenn og hvordan forholder vi oss på en god og bevisst måte til den nye teknologien vi kommer til å møte i årene fremover? Er vi kun passive ofre for en teknologi som presser seg fram, eller er vi selv aktivt med på å skape en framtid der total overvåking er mulig?

TUE 25.02 19:30

INDIA’S BREAKING POINT

MODERATOR Kenneth Boe Nilsen, Associate Professor, UiO

Following the increasingly authoritarian turn of India during the past five years under the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi; Indian universities have once again re-emerged as centres of political engagement, civil rights activism and public dissent. In this panel discussion, we examine the historical roots of student activism in India and ask what role universities and students play at the current conjuncture, when civil liberties and the secular identity of India appears to be under increasing pressure.

CINEMATEKET – TANCRED Debatt i sal etter visning av iHuman

RELATED EVENTS FILM IHUMAN

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TUE 25.02 20:00 KHARTOUM


WED 26.02 14:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

MASTERCLASS  RUTH HOPKINS: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FREE ENTRANCE

Ruth Hopkins is an award winning investigative journalist, based in South Africa. She worked as a journalist and editor with the Wits Justice Project in Johannesburg from 2012–2018, producing content about wrongful convictions, lengthy remand detention, police brutality and various other criminal justice issues. Her book on trafficking women into Europe Ik laat je nooit meer gaan, I will never let you go again, was published in 2005 and based on five years of research

in Albania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Netherlands. With an LLM in International Law and Human Rights, Ruth has also explored other areas of work. In addition to her journalistic work, she set up and taught a human rights course at a journalism college in the Netherlands. Together with director of Prison for Profit, Ilse van Velzen, they will talk about their project revealing grave workers’ rights and human rights violations committed by the private security company G4S.

RELATED EVENTS FILM DEBATE FILM FILM

PRISON FOR PROFIT PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS RADIO SILENCE COLLECTIVE

PG.35 PG.76 PG.35 PG.40

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AZERBAIJAN’S INVISIBLE CRISIS FILM + PANEL TALK

FREE ENTRANCE NB: Ticket required, get free ticket at Cinemateket PANEL Azerbaijani journalists and activists Mina Skouen, The Norwegian Helsinki Committee

The year 2017 became a dark chapter in the history of LGBT persons around the world, with violent crackdowns in Azerbaijan, Chechnya, Indonesia, Egypt and many other places. Azerbaijani authorities were orchestrating arrests, torturing detainees and fabricating trials against the LGBT community. With international attention quickly fading, the Azerbaijani crisis has become largely invisible, despite the LGBT community living under constant pressure. This debate is a rare opportunity to learn about the situation for LGBT persons in Azerbaijan, and to meet those who are fighting for their stories to be heard. The panel will discuss the events from 2017, what has happened since and how it is to be LGBT in what is considered to be among the worst countries for LGBT in Europe.

FILM Director Producer Country Language Duration

ALL MONSTERS ARE HUMAN Helen Spooner, Hugh Davies Helen Spooner, Hugh Davies UK, 2019 Azerbaijani

21 min

In the wake of a vicious anti-LGBT government crackdown in Azerbaijan in September 2017, this documentary film follows the plight of three young LGBT Azeris fearing for their lives. On a journey from Istanbul to Baku, the filmmakers combine animation and video footage to reveal stories of extortion, torture and murder, and discover that for those who have managed to escape, persecution has followed them. It’s a universal story of identity, survival and enduring love in a place that seeks to destroy it.

WED 26.02 18:15

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«SVENSKE TILSTANDER» – ORIENTALISME I PRAKSIS FILM + SAMTALE

FRI INNGANG PANEL Cathrine Thorleifsson, forsker ved Senter for ekstremismeforskning, UiO Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor i Sosialantropologi, UiO

«Svenske tilstander» er et begrep vi hører hyppig. Hvor kommer det fra og hva betyr det? Cathrine Thorleifsson har forsket på hvordan forestillinger om Islam og muslimske minoriteter i Europa, og spesielt Sverige, brukes i politisk mobilisering. Radikale nasjonalister i Vesten og i andre deler av verden bruker dystopiske skremmebilder av «svenske tilstander», hvor Sverige fram­ stilles som et uskyldsrent land tatt over av truende muslimer, med illojale eliters hjelp. Edward Said (1935–2003) var en av de mest markante og kontroversielle intellektuelle i siste del av 1900-tallet. Hans bok Orientalismen (1978) utforsker hvordan Orienten, muslimer og arabere gjennom historien har blitt framstilt i Vestlig kultur som irrasjonelle, fanatiske, kriminelle og terrorister. Dagens orientalisme som kommer til uttrykk gjennom blant annet den ukritiske bruken av begrepet svenske tilstander, bygger på denne århundrelange tradisjonen.

FILM Producer Country Language Duration

ON ORIENTALISM Media Education Foundation USA, 2002 English

40 min

En film bygget over et intervju med Edward Said fra 1998 der han snakker om boka Orientalismen fra 1978 og trekker trådene fram til 1990-tallet. Den er en glimrende og effektiv innføring i boka, som er skremmende aktuell i dag.

WED 26.02 18:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

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AFGHANISTAN: FROM BAD TO WORSE DEBATE AFTER FILM

PANEL Ashley Jackson, researcher, consultant and writer specialized in conflict mediation between armed groups, King’s College London Liv Kjølseth, secretary General of the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee Hassan Fazili, director of Midnight Traveler, where he documents his own migrant route to Europe from Afghanistan Khadija Abbasi, PhD on her refugeehood and her community, Hazaras of Afghanistan MODERATOR Stig Arild Pettersen

Since the US invasion in 2001, things have gone from bad to worse in Afghanistan. One in five killed is civilian, and the Taliban is controlling more and more parts of the country. IS has established itself in the country and represents a major challenge for development and stability. The violence continues to drive people from their homes. With more than 2.5 million registered refugees from Afghanistan, they are the second largest refugee population in the world. What has gone wrong with the Western security and democratization project, where billions of dollars, time and human resources have been spent over the last 19 years? How is daily life for Afghans in urban and rural areas today, and how do they envision the future?

WED 26.02 17:00

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DEBATE BEFORE FILM

PANEL Loretta van der Horst, director of Behind the Blood Morten Tønnesen-Krokann, senior Advisor, Red Cross Norway Ingrid Tjoflåt, nurse with experience from Red Cross hospital in Honduras MODERATOR Ingrid Fadnes, OsloMet

In several cities in Central America, the humanitarian situation is similar to what we see in wars. Murders, extortion, kidnappings, rape, forced recruitment to criminal gangs, terrorization of communities, huge economic costs, drug trafficking and impunity have led to a humanitatian crisis in many areas in Central America. It affects access to basic health services, minor infections become life threatening and infant mortality increases. This violence is a major cause of the refugee flow towards Mexico and the USA. Why is violence in urban areas in Central America so widespread, and why is it difficult to provide humanitarian help?

WED 26.02 20:00 VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3 Debate after screening of Midnight Traveler

RELATED EVENTS FILM MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

URBAN VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Debate before screening of Behind the Blood

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RELATED EVENTS FILM BEHIND THE BLOOD FILM DARK SUNS

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HVORDAN SNAKKE MED BARN OG UNGE OM TERROR?

ER ULIKHET GREIT? DEBATT

SAMTALE

FRI INNGANG

FRI INNGANG

PANEL Magne Raundalen, spesialist i klinisk psykologi Frank Sivertsen, redaksjonsleder i Supernytt Karoline Slåttum, lærer ved Fyrstikkalleen skole og rådgiver, Det Europeiske Wergelandsenteret

PANEL Sigrun Aasland, fagsjef i Tankesmien Agenda og forfatter av «Det trengs en landsby» Panelet oppdateres på humanfilm.no

MODERATOR Inga Marie Nymo Riseth, rådgiver, Det Europeiske Wergelandsenteret

All forskning tilsier at man bør snakke med barn og unge om vanskelige og vonde hendelser. For å trygge dem, og for at de skal lære om og av hendelsene. Vi vet at barn får med seg mer fra nyhetene enn det vi voksne er klar over. Så i stedet for å forsøke å skjerme dem bør vi forklare, rydde opp i misforstå­ elser og hjelpe dem med å bearbeide frykt. Men fortsatt vet vi at mange, blant annet foreldre, lærere og andre som jobber med barn og unge, synes dette er vanskelig. For hva skal man si og hvordan skal man si det? Hvordan sørge for å ikke skremme enda mer? Hvordan snakke med barn og unge om terror?

WED 26.02 20:00 VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

MODERATOR Eirik Bergesen, politisk kommentator kjent fra All Makt og Trumps Verden

De økonomiske ulikhetene i samfunnet øker, til tross for at både den politiske høyre- og venstresiden uttrykker bekymring for utviklingen, fordi ulikhetene skaper konflikter mellom samfunnsgrupper. I verdens demokratier tar stadig flere til gatene for å protestere eller til urnene for å stemme inn populister. Er ulikhet uunngåelig, eller kan det gjøres mer for en jevnere fordeling? Om vi godtar ulikhet, hvor mye ulikhet skal vi godta?

WED 26.02 20:00 KHARTOUM

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SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT CONCERT

FRI INNGANG

Slightly Imperfect features New Zealanders’ Greg Malcolm (guitar, vocals) and Jenny Ward (vocals, toys) who introduce audiences to the strange, wonderful, and beautiful world of Scottish poet, writer and songwriter Ivor Cutler. They place Cutler’s songs into a surreal and gentle playground of laughing boxes, toys, whirring pipes, and theatrics to draw audiences into an absurd, magical, and childlike world that is both slightly dark and slightly Imperfect.

WED 26.02 21:30

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THU 27.02 15:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

MASTERCLASS  PETR LOM: CHALLENGES OF STORYTELLING FREE ENTRANCE FILMOGRAPHY Angels on Diamond Street, 2019 Burma Storybook, 2017. Director, Cinematographer, Co-Editor. Feature length creative documentary about Burma’s transition from dictatorship told through Burmese poetry. IFFR Rotterdam world premiere. Cinema release, International broadcast and more than 35 festivals to date including: CPHDOX, Visions du Reel, Docaviv, One World Prague, Rejkavik, Rio, Hong Kong, HUMAN idff. ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic), 2013. Director, Editor, Co-Producer. Feature-length creative documentary about the inner world of four young Egyptian women. Back to the Square, 2012. Director, Cameraman, Editor, Co-Producer. Feature-length documentary about injustice in post-­revolutionary Egypt. Letters to the President, 2009 You Cannot Hide from Allah (Short), 2007 On a Tightrope, 2007 Frontline/World (TV Series documentary), 2004–2005

RELATED EVENTS FILM ANGELS ON DIAMOND STREET

Petr Lom has been making award winning documentary films dedicated to injustice in different parts of the world for almost 20 years. His masterclass will discuss the challenges and dilemmas of human rights filmmaking and the challenges of storytelling: how to turn abstract issues into emotionally moving stories. He will also talk about the ethical and practical challenges of working in closed societies. Petr Lom is a documentary filmmaker, currently residing in The Netherlands. He has a PhD from Harvard University, USA and had a position as Associate Professor at The Central European University when he decided to become a filmmaker in 2003. He has given masterclasses at CPHDOX Copenhagen, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, One World Film Festival in Prague, Freedom Festival Malaysia, Darwin Film Festival Australia and University of Foreign Languages Yangon, Myanmar.

PG.39

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PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE EXTENDED TALK AFTER SCREENING

DEBATE AFTER FILM

PANEL Ruth Hopkins, award winning journalist investigating private security company G4S’ global security operations. Ilse van Veltzen, director and producer of Prison for Profit Panel is updated on humanfilm.no MODERATOR Ingrid Stolpestad, Political Advisor for Amnesty Int. Norway

G4S is a huge multinational security company operating in 90 countries. Their activities include operation and management of prisons, resulting in grave mistreatment of inmates and staff. What happens with prisons when private companies take over, aiming for the highest profit possible? How does this type of practice affect the trust that we have in our society and legal system? The Norwegian Pension Fund has blacklisted G4S. Does this have an effect, or do most governments maintain their ignorance about these private security companies’ dirty hands?

THU 27.02 17:15

CINEMATEKET – LILLEBIL

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Those who use civil disobedience put their own moral convictions above the law. To what extent is it right to do this? The act of civil disobedience takes place between the lawful and the permissible. Such non-­ violent actions could be seen as a test of freedom of expression, and at best they can contribute to positive change. Can’t they? Extended talk with Reverend Renee McKenzie for the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia and Petr Lom, philosopher and director of Angels on Diamond Street.

THU 27.02 17:30

Debate after screening of Prison for Profit RELATED EVENTS FILM PRISON FOR PROFIT MASTERCLASS RUTH HOPKINS

PANEL Reverend Renee McKenzie, The Church of the Advocate Petr Lom, director of Angels of Diamond Street

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3 Talk after screening of Angels on Diamond Street

PG.35 PG.69

RELATED EVENTS FILM ANGELS ON DIAMOND STREET DEBATT KRIMINALISERING AV HJELPERE

PG.39 PG.85


NESTEN ET MENNESKE? DEBATT + FILM

PANEL Alfred Fidjestøl, journalist og forfatter av den kritikerroste Julius-biografien Nesten menneske Panelet oppdateres på humanfilm.no MODERATOR Anne Håskoll-Haugen, journalist

Norges mest kjente sjimpanse, Julius, elsket å bli kilt under armene. Han lo med åpen munn, og kunne begynne å le bare man pekte på de mest sensitive områdene. Reidun Glad, som ga den lille sjimpansen melkeflaske og skiftet bleier, måtte hele tiden minne seg selv på at han bare var et dyr. Er sjimpanser «bare dyr?» Det finnes de som mener nei. I 1993 startet den omstridte filosofen Peter Singer «The great ape project» sammen med Paola Cavalieri. Målet? Å gi sjimpanser juridiske rettigheter. Det vil i praksis si at disse dyrene ikke kan spises, holdes fanget eller eksperimenteres på. For hvordan fengsle noen som ikke har gjort noe galt? Eller torturere noen uten å bli straffet? HUMAN inviterer til duell – ja eller nei til «menneskerettigheter» for dyr?

FILM Director Producer Country Language Duration

UNLOCKING THE CAGE Chris Hegedus & D. A. Pennebaker Pennebaker Hegedus Films USA, 2019 Engelsk

91 min

Dyrerettighetsforkjemper Steven Wise i sitt historiske forsøk på å bryte ned de juridiske skillelinjene mellom dyr og mennesker. Etter 30 års kamp for å bedre dyrs rettigheter går Steve og hans advokater til det historiske steget å gå til rettssak for å endre en sjimpanses status fra «ting» til «person» med juridisk beskyttelse. Støttet av vitnesbyrd fra primatologer verden rundt argumenterer Steve for at, basert på vitenskapelig bevis, bør kognitivt komplekse dyr som sjimpanser, hvaler, delfiner og elefanter få begrensede personrettigheter som vil beskytte dem fra fysisk mishandling. Det er et nært innblikk i en rettssak som for alltid kan transformere vårt juridiske system, og én manns livslange kamp for å beskytte «ikke-menneskelige» dyr.

THU 27.02 17:30

VEGA SCENE – SAL 2

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FIGHTING WAR CRIMES IN SYRIA – CAN NORWAY PLAY A PART? FILM + TALK

FREE ENTRANCE PANEL Ibrahim Olabi, Director of Syrian Legal Development Programme Brynjulf Risnes, lawyer, Matrix Advokater – Defense and Litigation Attorneys Sofie Høgestøl, Associate Professor, Juridical Faculty UiO Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal, Director of policies, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee Lawrence Almala Ali, torture survivor from Syria Britta Redwood, Legal Fellow, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) MODERATOR Stig-Arild Pettersen

War crimes that go unpunished, leaves a crippled society. Countless human rights violations, and crimes have been committed in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in the spring of 2011. Those responsible remain largely unpunished. In November 2019, a group of Syrian plaintiffs filed criminal complaints with Norwegian police and asked for investigations of named heads of Syrian intelligence services and other institutions responsible for torture and other grave abuses. On this background, we ask politicians, legal experts, activists, and victims who have found protection in Norway, how Norwegian authorities and authorities in other democratic countries can contribute to fighting impunity in Syria.

FILM Director Country Language Duration

SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED: THE CASE AGAINST ASSAD Sara Afshar UK, 2017 Arabic, English

50 min

Tens of thousands of Syrians have been tortured and killed in secret prisons, by the Assad regime. The Film Syria’s Disappeared – The Case Against Assad by Sara Afshar brings forward testimonies from victims and asks the question; is it possible to prosecute the people behind these crimes? Mazen Alhummada is one of the characters in the film. He was arrested and brutally tortured in a state controlled prison. Today he lives in exile and fights for justice for the victims of torture and murder in Assads prisons. We also meet investigators, journalists and lawyers working to fight impunity in Syria.

THU 27.02 16:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

RELATED EVENTS FILM FOR SAMA DEBATE NARRATIVE WARS: POLITICS OF MEMORY

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PG.42 PG.67


DREAMERS AMONG THE RUBBLE ARTIST TALK

FREE ENTRANCE PANEL Ali Jabaly, artist Vibeke Harper, MOTforestillinger

Ali Jabaly will take you on journey through his artistic practice. This will include his the current exhibition at Kunstplass, the open-air exhibition “Dreamers Among the Rubble” in Gaza and other art projects. Ali Jabaly has for several years worked on art projects related to the occupation of Gaza. He is particularly concerned about the human challenges and the lack of freedom of movement both in Gaza and with the outside world. The exhibition Internal Shadow is related to the situation of young people, while also reflecting his inner emotions and sense of being under siege both psychologically and physically. For the film festival in Oslo Ali has painted a new large mural on the wall inspired by an exhibition he recently created in Gaza entitled “Dreamers among the rubble”.

This exhibition took place inside a building in Gaza that was destroyed by bombs in 2014. How do you find the soul in the destruction? Ali asked himself as he started the project. At Kunstplass in the middle of Oslo, he deconstructs the white walls and make the viewer experience art in a new manner. Al-Jabali was born and raised in Gaza. He became interested in art already as a kid, and gradually developed his artistic skills in graffiti. He studied interior design, and he is a professional painter specialized in portraits, fine art, illustration, and digital art painting. In the fall of 2019, he started a BA at Nordland Film- og kunstfagskole in Lofoten. He has participated in several art exhibitions nationally and internationally, including at Small Project in Tromsø in June 2019.

THU 27.02 18:00

KUNSTPLASS

RELATED EVENTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION AT KUNSTPLASS FILM + TALK MY GAZA ONLINE

PG.98 PG.87

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KINA + AKADEMISK FRIHET = SANT? FILM + SAMTALE

FRI INNGANG PANEL Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt, daglig leder i Raftostiftelsen Panelet oppdateres på humanfilm.no

Det etableres stadig nye samarbeid mellom skoleog utdanningsinstitusjoner i ulike deler av verden og kinesiske Konfutse-institutter. Hva er hensikten med disse samarbeidene? Er det språk- og kulturutveksling eller kinesiske myndigheters utøvelse av myk makt? President Xi Jinping fører en stadig hardere politisk kontroll over Kinas universiteter. «Tankefrihet» er ikke lenger definert som en av universitetenes grunn­ verdier, mens «akademisk frihet» er rangert under «patriotisme». Likevel etableres det Konfutse-institutter tilknyttet vestlige utdanningsinstitusjoner. Kan denne typen samarbeid kompromittere den akademiske friheten i vertslandet og bidra til å underminere vestlige liberale og demokratiske verdier? I så tilfelle, hvordan forholder vestlige vertsland seg til instituttenes brudd på tros- og ytringsfrihet?

FILM Director Country Language Duration

IN THE NAME OF CONFUCIUS Doris Liu Canada, 2017 English

52 min

En tankevekkende dokumentar om Kinas Konfusius-­ institutter og de voksende globale kontroversene rundt dem: tap av akademisk integritet, utenlandsk innflytelse, brudd på menneskerettigheter og til og med mulige trusler mot nasjonal sikkerhet. Filmen viser hva som skjedde da en skole i Canada skulle samarbeide om å åpne verdens største konfusius-­ institutt, men møtte massive protester og etiske dilemmaer i prosessen.

THU 27.02 19:00

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HOPE DETAINED

ANSWER RIGHT ANSWER WRONG

DEBATE

QUIZ

FREE ENTRANCE

FRI INNGANG

PANEL Basel Ghattas, Israeli Arab politician Einat Weizman, Israeli actor and theatre director Nabil Alraee, former director of Freedom Theatre in Jenin Lea Tsemel, Israeli lawyer, known for defending Palestinians within the Israeli court system

QUIZMASTER Audun Herning

MODERATOR Vibeke Harper, MOTforestillinger

Vinn klippekort til HUMAN på vår offisielle festivalquiz! En quiz med internasjonale spørsmål, samfunnsspørsmål og hverdagsspørsmål. Quizmaster er Audun Herning, quizelsker og partisekretær i SV, som også vil spille musikk med tung slagside mot Mellom-Amerika. Vinnerlaget får et klippekort med seks billetter til årets festival.

In total they are about 5000 men, women and children; the Palestinian political prisoners behind the bars of Israeli prisons. Their activism stems from a variety of political and personal motivations. Some detained without any articulated reason, others convicted for terrorist acts. They meet very poorly treatment and are exposed to isolation and torture. How do you stay sane and keep a flicker of hope in such a situation? What legal rights do they possess? And what political strategies lay behind Israeli authorities’ active use of prison cells and torture?

THU 27.02 20:00 VEGA SCENE – TEATERSALEN RELATED EVENTS TEATER OKKUPASJONENS FANGER FILM ADVOCATE

PG.91 PG.32

THU 27.02 20:00 KHARTOUM

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PERPETRATORS UNPUNISHED FILM + TALK

PANEL Nora Sveaas, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Oslo Halvard Hjermundrud, Project Coordinator, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund Panel is updated at humanfilm.no

What to do when sexual violence is carried out by your own government, or when there’s no impartial legal body that deals with your report of rape, or when sexual violence in war is not defined as what it is: A crime against humanity? The panel will discuss concrete strategies on how we can fight impunity on different levels; On international level, on a legal level, on grassroots level. How can we, as individuals, as communities and as an international society, organize and work for access to justice for survivors and victims of human rights violations and fight against impunity?

FILM Director Producer Country Language Duration

ZERO IMPUNITY Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Denis Lambert A_BAHN, Melusine Productions, Webspider Luxembourg, France, 2019 English, French, Arabic, Ukranian 93 min

A scream for justice for victims of sexual violence in armed conflict. An artistic hybrid documentary, Zero Impunity is the centerpiece of an ambitious global transmedia project. The documentary sheds a powerful spotlight on the seemingly total impunity for the use of sexual violence in armed conflicts worldwide. By offering a voice to victims across the globe, including Syria and Ukraine, on the African Continent and in the US, the documentary is an important documentation and a necessary eye-opening call to action, raising awareness and outrage.

THU 27.02 20:15

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FRI 28.02 14:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

MASTERCLASS  TONJE HESSEN SCHEI FREE ENTRANCE FILMOGRAFI iHuman, 2019 Drone, 2014 Play Again, 2010 Independent Intervention, 2006

Tonje Hessen Schei er en prisvinnende regissør som har jobbet med uavhengig dokumentar siden 1996. iHUMAN hadde verdenspremiere på IDFA 2019, med blant andre Edward Snowden i panel (via Skype) etter filmen. Drone mottok prisen for The Most Valuable Film ved Cinema for Peace i Berlin i 2016, Amandapris for beste dokumentar i 2015 og Gullruten for beste dokumentar i 2016. Tonje har vært omtalt i nasjonale og internasjonale medier, blant annet BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Monocle, Vice, Wired Magazine med flere. Hun er medeier i UpNorth Film, et uavhengig selskap som produserer dokumentarfilmer for alle plattformer nasjonalt og internasjonalt.

Tonje Hessen Schei vil snakke om prosessen bak sin siste film iHuman og hvordan hun jobber for å lage engasjerende filmer med viktig politisk innhold. iHuman går i dybden på hva kunstig intelligens er og hvilke konsekvenser denne teknologien har og kan ha for oss som mennesker og samfunn. I sin forrige film Drone avdekket Tonje omfanget av den amerikanske dronekrigen og de alvorlige konsekvensene av denne hemmelige krigføringen, både for ofrene og for dronepilotene som sitter i USA og styrer dronene via en skjerm, som om det hele var et dataspill. Tidligere har hun laget film om barns avhengighet av mobil og dataskjermer og om amerikansk medias ukritiske holdning til angrepet på og invasjonen av Irak i 2003. Tonje vil snakke om sin metode, hvordan hun jobber, hvordan hun tenker og ikke minst hvilke vurderinger hun gjør og hvilke forholdsregler hun tar med tanke på sikkerhet, når hun går løs på store kontroversielle, politiske temaer.

RELATED EVENTS FILM IHUMAN

PG.26

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FILMSKAPERE VURDERER YTRINGSFRIHET I 2020 DEBATT

FRI INNGANG PANEL Tonje Hessen Schei, regissør av iHuman Nefise Lorentzen, forfatter, regissør og produsent, Integral Film Sara Johnsen, manusforfatter og regissør av tv-serien 22. juli Tore Slaatta, daglig leder i konsulent- og utredningsbyrået TSL Analytics MODERATOR Karsten Meinich, redaktør for Montage

Den kunstneriske ytringsfriheten er ofte selve indikatoren på hvor grensene går i et samfunn. Har norske dokumentaristers arbeid blitt vanskeligere? Mens rettslig vern, normer for kunstnerisk frihet og kulturpolitiske ordninger kan sikre ytringsfrihet, antas det at endringer i offentligheten, politiske situasjoner, konfliktnivå og maktstrukturer rundt kunstproduksjon og kunstformidling skaper utfordrende situasjoner for filmskapere. Tore Slaatta og Hanne M. Okstad er i gang med et nytt forskningsprosjekt for å utforske hvordan filmskapere erfarer ytringsfrihet i Norge i dag. Mye har skjedd siden forrige gang dette var under lupen: Metoo, økende polarisering og netthets, tilspisset politisk strid både nasjonalt og internasjonalt og klimasaken. Velkommen til en del av forskningsprosjektet, hvor tre filmskapere skal samtale om sine erfaringer og refleksjoner knyttet til ytringsfrihet, sensur og selvsensur i eget arbeid og i miljøene rundt dem sammen med professor Tore Slaatta. Vi stiller dem spørsmålene: Når og hvordan oppstår sensur og begrensninger i ytringsfriheten i filmfeltet? Er det store forskjeller i utfordringene for fiksjons- og dokumentarfilmskapere? Hvilken rolle spiller pengene, måten filmer produseres og distribueres på, og at både finansiering og distribusjon i dag skjer innenfor en internasjonal kontekst?

FRI 28.02 16:30

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JEG VIL BLI DIKTATOR DEBATT

KRIMINALISERING AV HJELPERE DEBATT

FRI INNGANG

FRI INNGANG

PANEL Mikal Hem, Diktatornytt Panelet oppdateres på humanfilm.no

PANEL Gunnar Stålsett, tidl. biskop Kristian Andenæs, jusprofessor ved Universitetet i Oslo Karine Nordstrand, president i Leger Uten Grenser

MODERATOR Eirik Bergesen

MODERATOR Anne Håskoll-Haugen, journalist

Uten annen politisk erfaring enn en Twitter-konto ble Donald Trump valgt, og ligger an til å bli gjenvalgt, i verdens mektigste demokrati. Vestens frie og demokratiske presse dekker alle hans innfall, som å rose diktatorer og skjelle ut allierte. Verdens diktatorer ser på og sier til sine innbyggere: se på det kaoset demokrati medfører. Har de rett? Og hvis ikke demokratiet jobber raskt nok til å redde klimaet, stanse krig og bekjempe fattigdom, er det mer effektivt med politiske ledere som er villig til å bryte noen demokratiske spilleregler for å få jobben gjort? Debatten ledes av politisk kommentator Eirik Bergesen, fra All Makt og Trumps Verden. Med bl.a. Mikael Hem, forfatter av boka «Kanskje jeg kan bli diktator» og bloggen Diktatornytt.

Tidl. biskop Gunnar Stålsett skapte overskrifter verden over da han rett før jul ble dømt til 45 dagers betinget fengsel for å ha ansatt en ureturnerbar asylsøker av samvittighetsgrunner. Men han er ikke alene. Samme høst fikk Arne Viste ett års betinget fengsel for å ha ansatt asylsøkere uten lovlig opphold for å hjelpe dem. I Italia ble den tyske kapteinen Carola Rackete fengslet da hun trosset forbudet om å bringe flyktninger fra Middelhavet inn til land. I flere europeiske land har personer de siste par årene blitt stilt for retten for å ha brutt lover idet de ville hjelpe mennesker på flukt. Når og hvorfor startet denne trenden? Er lovene for strenge, og bør det gjøres unntak for samvittighetshandlinger? Eller må myndighetene alltid kunne straffe de som setter sin egen overbevisning foran loven?

FRI 28.02 19:30

FRI 28.02 18:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

RELATED EVENTS FILM ANGELS ON DIAMOND STREET FILM HUMANITY ON TRIAL

PG.39 PG.26

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15:30

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

THE HATE AGAINST ART: WAYS OF SEEING REVISITED FREE ENTRANCE PANEL Einat Weizman, Actor and Director, Israel. Writer of the play Okkupasjonens fanger (Prisoners of Occupation) Pia Maria Roll, Theatre Director, Norway. Director of Ways of Seeing MODERATOR Sofia Rana, City Council Representative for the Red Party in Oslo and anti-racist activist SHORT FILM INTRODUCTION Kunst og ukunst, Birgitte Sigmundstad, 2020, 9 min

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Last year the festival showed Ways of Seeing, a groundbreaking theatre play that addresses important issues related to power and racism. The consequences have been severe for theatre director Pia Maria Roll and the theatre group. In Israel, actor and theater director Einat Weizman has been called a ‘killer of babies,’ because she addresses human rights violations committed against Palestinians. Both Einat and Pia has been heavily criticized and pressured by their own governments, simply for putting up theatre plays that questions the status quo. Pia Maria Roll and the theatre group were attacked not just by cyber bullies but by several politicians in power, including the prime minister. The Culture Minister of Israel has publicly stated that theatres will be blacklisted from public support if they put up Einat Weizman’s plays. They have both experienced threats and harassment as a result of this pressure. The organization Freemuse writes in 2020 that emerging trends in Europe represent a real danger to artistic freedom. Rising populism is taking a stronger hold and a rhetoric which often enforces traditionalist values is providing a groundswell in which limits on freedom of artistic expression are legitimised. Is hatred against art growing? Reactionary forces have always criticized alternative art expressions, but is it getting worse? How do Einat Weizman and Pia Maria Roll experience this reactionary turn? Why is art considered so threatening? And how do we counter this limitation of freedom of speech? Human International Documentary Film Festival  Oslo  2020


VÅR MORBIDE TILBØYELIGHET DET SELVKRITISKE ROM

MY GAZA ONLINE FILM + TALK

FRI INNGANG

FREE ENTRANCE

PANEL Silje Poulsen Viki, programsjef HUMAN Casper Seip, Psykoterapeut Kaja Schjerven Mollerin, forfatter

PANEL Mohammed Jabaly, filmmaker Vibeke Harper, MOTforestilinger

MODERATOR Anne Håskoll-Haugen, journalist

Besatt av elendighet? Ta turen innom festivalens egen terapitime! Psykoterapeut Caspar Seip skal hjelpe oss som blir liggende våkne om nettene når HUMAN-­ festivalen er over. For hvem er egentlig vi som benker oss i røde plysjstoler for å se verdens elendighet på stort lerret? Hvorfor tiltrekkes vi av vold og død? Har vi en moralsk plikt til å utsette oss for andre menneskers lidelse – og gjør det verden noe bedre? På terapibenken legger vi HUMAN-festivalens programsjef, Silje Poulsen Viki, som har hulket seg i søvn på hotellrommet etter en tøff dag på filmfestival, irriterer seg over all empatien som fulgte med en barnefødsel og som lurer på hvorfor hun i all verden måtte studere så mye lidelse på universitetet. Forfatter Kaja Schjerven Mollerin åpner med å forklare oss hva kulturkritiker Susan Sontag mente med at vi alle har slike «morbide tilbøyeligheter.» Caspar Seip er kjent fra podcasten Guro & Guru – hvor han samtaler med den tidligere TV2-profilen Guro Fostervold Tvedten om livets mange utfordringer.

INFO Director Mohammed Jabaly Country Norway, Palestine, 2019 Language Arabic Duration 22 min

Over the course of five years, Palestinian film director Mohamed Jabaly has been distant from his family and friends while living in the far north of Norway. Now the internet has become the only way to communicate with them, but it is difficult and challenging due to the situation in Gaza. The film lasts for 22 minutes and will be followed by a talk and open discussion with Mohamed Jabaly. Mohamed Jabaly (b. 1990) is a Palestinian filmmaker and artist from Gaza, who has been living and working as a film director in Norway since 2014. Mohamed's first feature documentary “Ambulance” was featured widely internationally and won several prizes, including the “One World Media” as Best Feature documentary 2017. He has worked as a filmmaker in several organizations and projects, training kids and young adults within filmmaking and photography. He has shot several short films, documentaries, and music videos, and has participated in local, regional and international exhibitions, film festivals and conferences in Europe, USA, and the Arab world.

SAT 29.02 12:00

SAT 29.02 14:00

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

KUNSTPLASS

RELATED EVENTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION AT KUNSTPLASS

PG.98

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KLIMAPOLITIKKEN FEILER – KAN JUSSEN REDDE OSS?

I VEIEN FOR INDUSTRIEN DEBATT

DEBATT

FRI INNGANG

FRI INNGANG

PANEL Mark Taylor, seniorrådgiver Fafo Ingrid Skjoldvær, nestleder i Folkeaksjonen Oljefritt Lofoten, Vesterålen og Senja Christina Voigt, professor ved Institutt for offentlig rett og ekspert i internasjonal miljørett.

PANEL Mark Taylor, Senior researcher, FAFO Ánde Somby, Førsteamanuensis i rettsvitenskap ved UiT Susanne Normann, Stipendiat ved Senter for Utvikling og Miljø, UiO MODERATOR Inga Marie Nymo Riseth

MODERATOR Marie Storli, leder i Rethinking Economics Norge

Det er få land som ser ut til å nå målene i Paris-­ avtalen, og disse målene er heller ikke nok for å løse klimakrisen. Det går for sakte. De mange klimasøksmålene som pågår i verden dag kan gjøre en forskjell. Er klimakamp blitt en rettighetskamp som kan avgjøres i rettssalen eller er det fremdeles en politisk sak som burde besluttes i Stortinget? Det er over 1000 aktive saker rundt i verden. I Nederland vant klimaaktivistgruppen Urgenda mot regjeringen. Nederland må ifølge domstolen kutte utslipp med 25% innen 2021. Er det domstolene som skal redde oss fra undergang? Og vil de det? Er vi iferd med å politisere rettssystemet? Hva vil skje nå som det norske klimasøksmålet er anket til Høyesterett?

SUN 01.03 14:00

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Trusler, trakassering og vold. Miljøforkjempere i mange land risikerer livet for å beskytte seg og sine omgivelsene mot miljøskadelig industri. Også i land vi vanligvis tenker på som liberale, demokratiske stater kan prisen for miljøaktivisme være høy. Nytt lovverk i USA beskytter olje- og gassrør, og de som protesterer risikerer høye fengselsstraffer. Kanadisk politi åpnet i desember for bruk av dødelig makt mot urfolksaktivister. På Nasafjell i Nordland har et gruveselskap søkt staten om å ta samiske rettigheter med tvang. Ser vi en global trend? Når kampen om naturressursene tilspisses, legitimeres bruken av autoritær makt for å beskytte selskaper og profitt? Hvordan forstår vi dette fra et norsk-samisk perspektiv? Kan vi sammenligne det som skjer ute i verden med det som skjer her hjemme?

SUN 01.03 16:00

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RELATED EVENTS FILM MÁXIMA

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

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GRØNNVASKING: ET NORSK SELVBEDRAG?

THE KINGDOM OF STIGMA – THE HUMAN ASPECT OF SIERRA LEONE

DEBATT

FILM + SAMTALE

FRI INNGANG

ENTRY 60kr

PANEL Anja Bakken Riise, Leder i Framtiden i våre hender Per Espen Stoknes, BI Mathias Johnsen, Skift – næringslivets klimaledere

PANEL See humanfilm.no

MODERATOR Yohan Shanmugaratnam

«Norsk olje og gass-produksjon er den reneste i verden, så det er bedre at vi pumper den opp her.» «Norsk aluminium og gjødsel er grønnere enn andres, så vi har et ansvar for å produsere den.» Det er mange flere eksempler der de kommer fra: Norsk næringsliv er bedre og grønnere enn de fleste andre, skal vi tro dem selv. Hvor mye av dette er sant, og hvor mye er bare grønnvasking? I en tid der selskaper kappes om å være grønnest, hvordan kan vi vite om de faktisk er det? Og hva slags ansvar har vi som forbrukere og borgere? Den skandinaviske modellen er god på velferd, men samtidig en katastrofe for miljøet: Skulle alle levd som oss, hadde vi trengt 3,6 jordkloder. Hvorfor mener vi likevel at vi er fornuftige forbrukere – og ikke minst produsenter?

SUN 01.03 18:00

Imagine if your mind made you homeless. Sierra Leone’s entire population of 7,8 million people share one psychologist, but their fight against mental health stigma might be the lesson we need. When depression and anxiety can make you homeless, people turn silent. This silence is turning into the largest killer in one of the most challenging countries on the planet. See what we learned in this beautiful country and how their passion to change their perception of mental health can be the key to solving the global mental health challenge. After the screening join us in a panel discussion with professionals and field workers, about how to solve the global mental health crisis, learning from each other.

VEGA SCENE – SALONGEN

RELATED EVENTS DEBATT KLIMAPOLITIKKEN FEILER

PG.88

SUN 01.03 16:00

VEGA SCENE – SAL 3

LOGO HUMAN ASPECT

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DEN VELSIGNEDE

TEATERFORESTILLING AV TALE NÆSS MED ETTERSNAKK

Skrevet av Tale Næss Regi Trond P. S. Munch Produsert av NOOR Produksjoner ans Videodesign Sabina Jacobsson Skuespiller Fredrik Hermansen som Den Velsignede Støttet av Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fritt Ord, Vennskap Tromsø – Gaza, Tromsø kommune og Palestinakomiteen

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VEGA SCENE – TEATERSALEN Etter forestillingen blir det ettersnakk med Dramatiker Tale Næss med gjester i samtale med Vibeke Harper (MOTforestillinger)

RELATED EVENTS TEATER OKKUPASJONENS FANGER FILM OF LAND AND BREAD

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En monolog av Tale Næss om et mord i Jeriko, om svik, kjærlighet og et ufødt barn. Om solnedgangen over Jerusalem og en israelsk bosetning på Oljeberget. Monologen er fiksjon, men basert på en sann hendelse. Når du går ut av gamlebyen i Jerusalem gjennom Løveporten er du på vei til Oljeberget. Stien går mellom klynger av palestinske hus, en liten idyll her oppover langs Getsemane. Og plutselig, i dette fredelige landskapet, kommer du til et par hus med mur, piggtråd, panserdør og til sammen 22 israelske flagg. Sinte barn kaster stein etter oss, og de politiske realitetene har overtatt for idyllen. En bosetning, en settlement, her oppe? Hvem i all verden kan har solgt huset sitt til israelske bosettere, her? Det må da bli sett på som et enormt svik? Vi ser på hverandre. Jeg tror ikke han lever lenger, sier jeg. Neste dag spiser vi lunsj med Odd Karsten Tveit, og han kan fortelle oss at ganske riktig, den mannen ble funnet skutt i en grøft i Jeriko et par dager etter. Og det er et stort mysterium, sier Odd Karsten. Ikke det at han solgte – han fikk sannsynligvis veldig mye penger for tomta – men at han frivillig dro til Jeriko. Han må jo ha visst at det var en felle. At han ville bli likvidert. Dette er det vi vet. Dette er fakta. Og så tar fiksjonen over. Tale Næss har skrevet en monolog der vi møter denne mannen, han forsøker å forklare for oss og for sin elskede hvorfor han gjorde det han har gjort. Han som var velsignet med å ha arvet jord her oppe, men som likevel endte opp med å selge den. Vi møter ham etter drapet, han har dårlig tid nå, før han bare blir en virvel av støv i kveldsvinden. Den velsignede handler om å leve – og dø – mellom Oljeberget og Tempelhøyden i Jerusalem.


OKKUPASJONENS FANGER

TEATERFORESTILLING AV EINAT WEIZMAN OG POLITISKE FANGER

Skrevet av Oversatt av Regi Skuespillere Konsulenter Støttet av

FRI

Einat Weizman Marius Kolbenstvedt Marius Kolbenstvedt Terje Ranes, Nora Svalheim, Gisle Hass, Eva-Lotta Sanberg, Terje Skonseng Naudeer, Tuva Hennum og Benjamin Røsler Vibeke Harper (Kunstnerisk og tematisk konsulent) Michiel Jansen (scenografi og visuelle elementer) (Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, Nederland) Norsk kulturråd, Fritt ord, Fond for lyd og bilde, FFUK, spenn.no, Østfold kultur­ utvikling, Norske dramatikeres forbund, Norsk skuespillersenter, The Theatre of Corruption, Palestina­komiteen i Norge, Dramatikkens hus, migrant.no, Palestinabutikken Al Quds, Vega ung, Vega scene, Minerva Art Academy Groningen

28.02 19:00

VEGA SCENE – TEATERSALEN Etter premieren blir det ettersnakk med Einat Weizman, dramatiker, Basel Ghattas, politiker og manus­ utvikler, Marius Kolbenstvedt, regissør og manusoversetter Moderator: Vibeke Harper, MOTforestillinger

SAT 29.02 19:00

VEGA SCENE – TEATERSALEN

RELATED EVENTS FILM ADVOCATE FILM OF LAND AND BREAD

PG.32 PG.34

En av fire palestinere kommer til å sitte i israelsk fengsel. En av fire. Dokumentarteaterstykket Okkupasjonens fanger, skrevet av Einat Weizman i samarbeid med politiske fanger bryter et tabu i det israelske samfunnet ved å gi stemme til de mest bortgjemte av alle ofrene for Israels okkupasjon: De palestinske politiske fangene i israelske fengsler eller leire. Weizman presenterer mennesker som formidler sine egne historier, med et bredt spekter av politiske og personlige motivasjoner for sin som oftest ikkevoldelige aktivisme. Okkupasjonens fanger bruker teaterrommet som en åpning inn i fengslenes skjulte avlukker og forsøker å gi en så presis og nøktern beskrivelse som mulig av fangenes forhold og prøvelsene de gjennomgår. Alt materialet bygger på hittil upubliserte vitnesbyrd og fortellinger fra nåværende og tidligere fanger, som aktivt har bidratt med sine hardt ervervede erfaringer i hele den kunstneriske utviklingsprosessen. Stykket ble av politiske grunner tatt av programmet til Israels største teaterfestival. Israels høyre­ radikale kulturminister Miri Regev beskyldte Weizman for «å forherlige terrorister med blod på hendene». Denne uttalelsen førte til en bølge av personlige trusler rettet mot Weizman. I solidaritet med henne, og som en protest mot politisk innblanding i kunstnerisk ytringsfrihet valgte både festivalens kunstneriske sjef, og alle forestillingene som var blitt utvalgt, å trekke seg fra festivalen. Kulturministeren har nå lagt ned forbud mot at teatre som mottar statlige midler kan sette opp Okkupasjonens fanger. Etter tung sensur fikk stykket likevel sin uroppsetning i Israel høsten 2019. Det usensurerte stykket får sin verdens­ premiere på HUMAN internasjonale dokumentarfilmfestival på VEGA Scene, i norsk oversettelse. 91 HUMAN LIVE


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BORDER THREADS ART EXHIBITION

REMAPPING: PATTERNS OF MOVEMENT TO CONNECT PERFORMANCE

BORDER THREADS Camilla Dahl

PERFORMANCE Marielle Kalldal Marthe Dahl

Border Threads is a collaborative art project about Borders, initiated by Camilla Dahl. The aim is to establish a platform where the participants can talk about their border experiences. Through a cross-­ border collaboration, we have made more than 300 textile pieces that are mounted together to a cover. Goods, money and information have freedom of movement. At the same time we see increasing restrictions on the movement of people, especially migrants and refugees. Many of the participants of this project live as refugees in other countries. The participants come from Norway, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria and Greece. By transforming the complexity of a transnational collaboration into something tactile and simple as a cover, we hope to contribute to a reflection on the connections between individual experiences with borders, dialogue, collaboration and international politics. The Border Threads cover will be exhibited in the foyer at Vega Scene during the festival week.Official opening with arttalk will be announced in the online festival program. (with Marielle Kalldal, Anja Naper, Daniel Jamal Elhomsi and Camilla Dahl).

What can a space offer a body? And what can a body offer a space? ReMapping: Patterns of Movement to Connect (PMTC) is an art project and part of an ongoing research working with investi­ gating body-in-contact as a phenomenon through physical mapping in urban environments. The mapping manifests itself through exploration of different layers in kinesthetics using scores as a mapping technique, focusing on choreography, haptic communication and movement as core elements. The aim of the project is thus to investigate how the body operates with our daily surroundings by (re) activating alternative interaction patterns. During the festival week the project will work with playful interventions in the foyer of the Vega Scene as part of a site-specific performance series. The performers will map the site and the people who inhabit it creating improvised choreographies as well as exploring the possibilities of what body-in-contact is or can be by challenging the everyday perception of the relationship between body and space.

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PORTRAITS OF STRENGTH: WOMEN DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS PHOTO EXHIBITION

PHOTO EXHIBITION Vega Scene and Cinemateket all festival week. Photo: Baia Pataraia, Human Rights House Tbilisi photographed by Salome Sagaradze

Photo competition and exhibition celebrating women defending human rights. Every day, women around the world take a stand for human rights and the causes that they believe in. Women human rights defenders work to protect and advance freedoms, while facing discrimination and stereotypes about their role and participation in society. “Portraits of Strength” is a photography exhibition that invites you to honour their critical contributions to society, witness their courage, and to explore their stories. These photographs, taken by female photo­graphers, portray brave and strong women from around the network of Human Rights Houses. The competition and exhibition was organised by Human Rights House Foundation. Questions concerning the exhibition may be sent to communication@humanrightshouse.org

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PROGRAM

KHARTOUM (KCAC)

FESTIVAL NIGHTS AT KHARTOUM FREE ENTRANCE

TUESDAY 25.02.2020 17:00 Open Forum with Lene Berg, director of False Belief, Free Soup and Gathering 20:00 Panel Discussion: India’s breaking point  SEE PG.68 21:00 Meet the Festival Guests  SEE PG.18 WEDNESDAY 26.02.2020 20:00 Paneldebatt: Er ulikhet greit?  SEE PG.73 21:00 Meet the Festival Guests  SEE PG.18 21:30 Concert: Slightly Imperfect (JENNIFER HELEN WARD & GREG MALCOME) SEE PG.74 THURSDAY 27.02.2020 20:00 Answer Right Answer Wrong Quiz  SEE PG.81 22:00 Meet the Festival Guests. DJ afterwards  SEE PG.18 FRIDAY 28.02.2020 20:00 Meet the Festival Guests  SEE PG.18 22:00 DJ Fardin 96

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Khartoum (KCAC) is a bar and a cultural center that host live music, art exhibitions, talks, book launches, political talks, debates, screenings, where you can dance to music such as house, afrobeat, funk, jazz, hip hop and much more. The main goal of Khartoum (KCAC) is to motivate and develop discursive projects that stem from Africa and the Middle East. KCAC gardens a new understanding for arts in Africa and the Middle East in relation to all aspects of our present life and cultures.

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KUNSTPLASS – CONTEMPORARY ART

OPEN WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: 12:00 – 17:00

WEDNESDAY 26.02.2020 18.00 Exhibition Opening: Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow THURSDAY 27.02.2020 18.00 Artist Talk: “Dreamers Among The Rubble”

SEE PG. 79

Ali Jabaly will take you on journey through his artistic practice. This will include his the current exhibition at Kunstplass, the open-air exhibition “Dreamers among the rubble” in Gaza and other art projects. With Vibeke Harper.

SATURDAY 29.02.2020 12.00 Film Screening + Talk: “My Gaza Online” SEE PG. 87 Over the course of five years, Palestinian film director Mohamed Jabaly has been distant from his family and friends while living in the far north of Norway. Now the internet has become the only way to communicate with them, but it is difficult and challenging due to the situation in Gaza. The film lasts for 22 minutes and will be followed by a talk and open discussion with Mohamed Jabaly. Mohamed Jabaly (b. 1990) is a Palestinian filmmaker and artist from Gaza, who has been living and working as a film director in Norway since 2014. Mohamed's first feature documentary “Ambulance” was featured widely internationally and won several prizes, including the “One World Media” as Best Feature documentary 2017. He has worked as a filmmaker in several organizations and projects, training kids and young adults within filmmaking and photography. He has shot several short films, documentaries, and music videos, and has participated in local, regional and international exhibitions, film festivals and conferences in Europe, USA, and the Arab world.

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“Through art, I try to express the steadfastness of the Palestinian people.” –Ali Jabaly

Kunstplass has the pleasure of presenting this year’s festival artist Ali Jabaly with the exhibition INTERNAL SHADOW. Ali Jabaly is a 27–years old Palestinian artist from Gaza, who currently resides in Northern Norway. FREE ENTRANCE

Ali Jabaly has for several years worked on art projects related to the occupation of Gaza. He is particularly concerned about the human challenges and the lack of freedom of movement both in Gaza and with the outside world. The exhibition Internal Shadow is related to the situation of young people, while also reflecting his inner emotions and sense of being under siege both psychologically and physically. Ali is breaking boundaries through his artistic expression and use of colours and images. For the film festival in Oslo Ali has painted a new large mural on the wall inspired by an exhibition he recently created in Gaza entitled “Dreamers among the rubble”. This exhibition took place inside a building in Gaza that was destroyed by bombs in 2014. How do you find the soul in the destruction? Ali asked himself as he started the project. He decided to transform the bombed-out shell and crumbling facade of the famous Italian complex in the Nasr area of central ​​ Gaza into a fantastic open-air exhibition.

He created large portraits of people longing for a better life, and through art he managed to bring life back to the building. At Kunstplass in the middle of Oslo, he deconstructs the white walls and make the viewer experience art in a new manner. Al-Jabali was born and raised in Gaza. He became interested in art already as a kid, and gradually developed his artistic skills in graffiti. He studied interior design, and he is a professional painter specialized in portraits, fine art, illustration, and digital art painting. In the fall of 2019, he started a BA at Nordland Film- og kunstfagskole in Lofoten. He has participated in several art exhibitions nationally and internationally, including at Small Project in Tromsø in June 2019. www.instagram.com/alijabaly/

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PROGRAM

SKOLEFORESTILLINGER

I flere år har festivalen vist aktuelle dokumentarfilmer for elever på ungdomsskole og videregående. Her bruker vi dokumentarfilmen som en inngang til faglig refleksjon og nysgjerrighet rundt viktige og aktuelle tema som gir økt forståelse om internasjonale spørsmål. Den kritiske dokumentarfilmen er det viktigste uavhengige mediet for informasjon om hva som foregår i samfunnet rundt oss. Det har skjedd en eksplosjon i produksjon av denne typen dokumentarfilm i verden de siste årene. Vi ønsker at elevene skal få stifte nærmere bekjentskap med noen av de beste utgivelsene. Visningene krever påmelding. 100

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PROPAGANDA: THE ART OF SELLING LIES

YOUR TURN BRASIL, 2019

CANADA, 2019

Regi Produsent Språk Varighet

Larry Weinstein Hawkeye Pictures Engelsk 92 min

Regi Varighet

Hva er propaganda? Er all kunst propaganda? Hvordan skiller vi mellom hva som er propaganda og ikke? Og er all propaganda noe negativt? Dette er noen av spørsmålene regissør Larry Weinstein stiller i denne dokumentaren. Med en historisk gjennomgang fra Alexander den store, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Donald Trump og frem til dagens sosiale medielandskap, ser filmen på bruk av propaganda og metoder for å kommunisere budskap gjennom kunst og visuelle uttrykk.

Eliza Capai 75 min

I 2013 begynner skoleungdom i São Paulo å demonstrere i gatene, fordi myndighetene ønsker å sette opp prisen på bussbilletter. På engasjerende vis tar tre studenter deg med gjennom Brasils student­ opprør, ved å fortelle sine historier fra de siste seks årenes kamp for retten til skolegang og utdanning. Hvordan kan en liten økning i busspriser fremprovoseres så sterke reaksjoner og sivil ulydighet? Jo, dokumentaren tar opp ungdommens kamp mot sosial og økonomisk ulikhet i et samfunn hvor myndighetene sørger for å opprettholde klasseskillene.

MAN 24.02 09:30

MAN 24.02 12:30

ONS 26.02 09:30

TIR 25.02 09:30

TIR 25.02 12:30

TORS 27.02 12:30

ONS 26.02 12:30

ALT DET JEG ER NORGE, 2020

Regi Varighet

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne 75 min

Hva om du ikke fikk snakke om det vondeste i livet ditt, men allikevel fortalte alt. Emilie er 18 år og bærer på en barndom preget av overgrep, frykt og taushet. Hun ønsker å ta et oppgjør med den vonde barndommen, men møter en vegg av stillhet. Er det mulig å gå videre i livet uten å bli sett eller hørt? Dette er historien om en usedvanlig modig ung kvinne på vei til forsoning. TORS 27.02 09:30 FRE 28.02 09:30

FRE 28.02 12:30

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TITLE

Opening film: Máxima with 30 min intro

19:30–21:45

Meet the Festival Guests

21:00–LATE

Svenske tilstander: Orientalisme i praksis

Azerbaijan’s Invisible Crisis + Film: All Monsters are Human

Er ulikhet greit?

Hvordan snakke med barn om terror?

18:00–19:45

18:15–19:45

20:00–21:00

20:00–21:30

Kunstneren og tyven

Exhibition opening: Internal Shadow

18:00–20:15

False Belief

17:30–19:45

18:00–20:00

Midnight Traveler + Afghanistan: From Bad to Worse

Prison for Profit

17:00–19:30

17:30–19:30

Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

Ruth Hopkins: Investigative Journalism and International Cooperation

12:00–17:00

14:00–16:00

WEDNESDAY 26.02.2020

The Kingmaker

Collective

21:00–22:45

21:00–22:45

Dios

Radio Silence

20:30–21:30

Narrative Wars: The Politics of Memory

20:15–21:15

20:30–22:00

iHUMAN + En ny algoritmisk verdensorden

India's Breaking Point

19:30–22:15

20:00–21:00

Den Velsignede

The Rest

19:00–20:30

19:15–20:45

Når antibiotika slutter å virke

Sorry brødre, det ble meg

19:00–20:00

19:00–20:30

Hva skjedde med Aung San Suu Kyi?

For Sama

18:00–20:00

18:00–20:00

Resistance Fighters

Transporteringsdans

17:00–18:45

17:30–19:00

Open Forum: Lene Berg

The Fever

17:00–19:30

17:00–19:00

TUESDAY 25.02.2020

Filmmakers/ Changemakers

Reception

13:00–16:15

19:00–19:30

MONDAY 24.02.2020

TIME

Panelsamtale

Debatt

Debate + Short film

Film + samtale

Opening

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Debate

Masterclass

Festival Exhibition

Film

Film

Film + Intro

Film

Debatt

Debate

Film + debatt

Film

Teater + ettersnak

Film

Debatt

Film + Intro

Film + samtale

Film + Q&A

Film

Film + Q&A

Artist Talk

Film + Intro

Talk

Seminar

DESCRIPTION

Norwegian Competition Program

Human LIVE

Just Human

Human LIVE

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

International Competition Program

Special Events

Opening Event

Special Events

Human LIVE

THEME

Vega Scene – Salongen

Khartoum

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Kunstplass

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Salongen

Kunstplass

Khartoum

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Salongen

Khartoum

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Special Events

Norwegian Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

International Competition Program

International Competition Program

Human LIVE

Special Events

Special Events

Just Human

Just Human

International Competition Program

Just Human

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

Vega Scene – Teatersalen Human LIVE

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Khartoum

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Tancred

VENUE

73

73

70

71

99

27

25

35

33 + 72

69

99

18

40

46

35

41

67

68

26 + 68

46

90

28

67

42

66

29

45

36

96

20

20

63

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Meet the Festival Guests + Concert: Slightly Imperfect

21:00–LATE

Meet the Festival Guests

22:00–LATE

On the President’s Order

Behind the Blood

Jeg vil bli diktator

18:00–20:00

18:00–19:00

18:00–19:30

Angels on Diamond Street

Newtopia

17:30–19:30

17:30–19:30

Filmskapere vurderer ytringsfrihet i 2020

Our Time Machine

16:30–17:30

17:00–18:30

Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

Masterclass Tonje Hessen Schei

12:00–17:00

14:00–16:00

FRIDAY 28.02.2020

Sea of Shadows

Answer Right Answer Wrong Quiz

20:30–22:15

20:00–22:00

Dark Suns

Kampen

20:30–23:15

20:30–22:00

Of Land and Bread

Zero Impunity + Perpetrators Unpunished

20:00–22:00

Artist Talk: Ali Jabaly In the Name of Confucius + Kina + akademisk frihet = sant? Hope Detained

18:00–19:30 19:00–21:00 20:00–21:00

20:15–22:45

Angels on Diamond Street + Extended Talk: Civil Disobedience

Vær Her

17:30–19:45

18:00–20:00

Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad + Fighting War Crimes in Syria

Prison for Profit + Privatisations of Prisons, What Does That Mean? Advocate Unlocking the Cage + Nesten et menneske?

16:00–18:30

17:15–19:30 17:30–19:45 17:30–20:00

Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

Masterclass Petr Lom: Challenges of Storytelling

12:00–17:00

15:00–17:00

THURSDAY 27.02.2020

Always in Season

Midnight Famliy

20:15–21:30

21:00–22:30

Newtopia

Vinterens lengsel

20:00–22:00

20:15–22:00

TITLE

Urban Violence in Central America + Behind the Blood

TIME

20:00–21:00

DESCRIPTION

Film

Debatt

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film

Debatt

Mesterklasse

Festival Exhibition

Quiz

Film

Film + Q&A

Film + Intro

Film + Debate

Film + Q&A

Film + debatt Debate

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Panel Talk Film + Q&A Film + debatt

Film + debatt

Masterclass

Festival Exhibition

Film

Film

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Debate + Film

VENUE

THEME

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

International Competition Program International Competition Program Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Special Events

Special Events

Just Human

Just Human

Norwegian Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

International Competition Program

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Vega Scene – Salongen

Cinemateket – Tancred

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Salongen

Kunstplass

Khartoum

Khartoum

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Lillebil

International Competition Program

Human LIVE

International Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

Just Human

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

International Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

Human LIVE

International Competition Program

Kunstplass Special Events Vega Scene – Salongen Human LIVE Vega Scene – Teatersalen Human LIVE

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Cinemateket – Lillebil Vega Scene – Sal 1 Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Kunstplass

Khartoum

Cinemateket – Tancred

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Vega Scene – Sal 3

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32

28

39

44

84

83

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18

81

36

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41

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34

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30

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Meet the Festival Guests

21:00–LATE

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Film + Q&A

Vega Scene – Sal 1 Cinemateket – Lillebil

Angels on Diamond Street

Film + Q&A

Vega Scene – Sal 3 Cinemateket – Tancred

21:00–23:00

Film

Film + Q&A

Cinemateket – Lillebil

International Competition Program

International Competition Program

Just Human

Special Events

Just Human

Just Human

Just Human

Just Human

Human LIVE

Norwegian Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

International Competition Program

Human LIVE

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

International Competition Program

Just Human

Norwegian Competition Program

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

Norwegian Competition Program

Just Human

Just Human

Norwegian Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

Vega Scene – Teatersalen Human LIVE

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Propaganda The Art of Selling Lies

20:00–21:45

Film Teater

20:00–21:45 Vinner av Kultur­departementets menneskerettspris for norsk kortfilm 2020

Transporteringdans

False Belief

19:15–20:45

20:00–22:15

Máxima

Okkupasjonens fanger

19:00–20:30

19:00–20:30

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Tancred

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Vega Scene – Salongen

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Kunstplass

Kunstplass

Khartoum

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Norwegian Competition Program

Norwegian Competition Program

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Human LIVE Just Human

Vega Scene – Salongen Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Film

THEME Just Human

Vega Scene – Teatersalen Human LIVE

Biggest Little Farm

Film

Film

Film + Intro

Film

Debate

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film

Film + Intro

Film

Film + Q&A

Festival Exhibition

Film + Talk

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film + Intro

Debatt

Teater

VENUE Vega Scene – Sal 3

18:00– LATE AWARD CEREMONY + CLOSING PARTY

Varda by Agnès

Scheme Birds

17:30–19:30

18:00–19:30

DESCRIPTION Film

18:15–19:45

The Rest

For Sama

15:30–17:00

16:15–18:00

Kunstneren og tyven

The Hate Against Art. Ways of Seeing Revisited

15:15–17:30

15:30–17:00

Of Land and Bread

iHuman

15:00–17:00

Descent into the Maelstrom

Vår morbide tilbøyelighet

14:00–15:45

14:00–15:00

15:15–17:30

Sea of Shadows

Dios

13:00–15:00

13:30–14:45

Kampen

Resistance Fighters

13:00–14:30

13:00–14:45

My Gaza Online

Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

12:00–13:00

12:00–17:00

SATURDAY 29.02.2020

Advocate

Humanity on Trial

21:00–23:15

21:00–22:45

Descent into the Maelstrom

Vinterens lengsel

20:00–21:45

20:30–22:15

Kriminalisering av hjelpere

Dark Suns

19:30–20:30

Okkupasjonens fanger

19:00–20:45

20:00–22:45

TITLE

A Dog Called Money

TIME

19:00–20:30

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TITLE

The Kingmaker

Scheme Birds

Collective AWARD WINNER (tba)

AWARD WINNER (tba)

Bonus Screening (tba)

19:00–20:45

20:00–21:30

21:00–22:45 21:00–22:30

21:00–22:30

21:00–22:30

Radio Silence

Varda by Agnès

18:30–20:00

18:30–20:30

On the President’s Order

Humanity on Trial

18:00–19:30

18:30–20:15

Always in Season

Grønnvasking: Et norsk selvbedrag?

17:00–18:30

18:00–19:00

Vær her

Our Time Machine

16:00–18:00

16:15–17:45

The Kingdom of Stigma - The Human Aspect of Sierra Leone

I veien for industrien

16:00–18:00

16:00–17:00

Midnight Traveler

The Fever

14:30–16:30

16:00–17:45

Midnight Family

Sorry brødre, det ble meg

14:00–15:30

14:00–15:30

Klimapolitikken feiler, kan jussen redde oss?

Máxima

14:00–15:00

14:00–15:30

Ali Jabaly – Internal Shadow

Biggest Little Farm

12:00–17:00

14:00–15:30

SUNDAY 01.03.2020

TIME

Film + Q&A

Film

Film

Film

Film + intro

Film + Q&A

Film

Debatt

Film

Film

Film + Q&A

Debatt

Film + Panel Talk

Film + Intro

Film + Q&A

Film + Q&A

Film

Film

Debatt

Film

Festival Exhibition

DESCRIPTION

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Cinemateket – Tancred Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Cinemateket – Tancred

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Cinemateket – Lillebil

Vega Scene – Sal 2

Vega Scene – Salongen

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 1

Just Human

Just Human

Just Human

Just Human

Human LIVE

Norwegian Competition Program

International Competition Program

Human LIVE

Just Human

Just Human

Norwegian Competition Program

Human LIVE

Human LIVE

International Competition Program

International Competition Program

Just Human Norwegian Competition Program

Vega Scene – Sal 2

International Competition Program

Human LIVE

Just Human

Special Events

THEME

Cinemateket – Tancred

Vega Scene – Sal 3

Vega Scene – Salongen

Barnas Cinematek

Kunstplass

VENUE

40

45

46

47

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26

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38

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NORSKE REGISSØRER BENJAMIN REE KUNSTNEREN OG TYVEN Dokumentarfilmskaper med bakgrunn fra journalistikk ved Høgskolen i Oslo, og har laget filmer og reportasjer for NRK, BBC, Reuters TV og VGTV. Han har regi på Kunstneren og tyven.

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ELSA KVAMME SORRY BRØDRE, DET BLE MEG Bakgrunn som skuespiller og sangartist. Hun har tidligere laget én spillefilm og 10 dokumentarer. Sorry brødre, det ble meg inngår i en trilogi.

LINE LYNGSTADAAS TRANSPORTERINGSDANS Lindgren har jobbet på en rekke dokumentarer som filmfotograf. Transporteringsdans er hennes første helaftens dokumentarfilm.

LENE BERG FALSE BELIEF Født i Oslo og studert filmregi ved Dramatiska Institutet i Stockholm. Hun har produsert en rekke kort­filmer. Berg har regi på False Belief.

JANNE LINDGREN KAMPEN Utdannet filmfotograf fra Den norske filmskolen, og har bakgrunn som stillsfotograf. Kampen er hennes andre dokumentarfilm.

RAGNHILD NØST BERGEM VÆR HER Regissør og fotograf fra Oslo. Har tidligere hatt regi på Husker du meg som hadde premiere på IDFA i 2016. Vær her er hennes første kino­ dokumentar.

JONAS BRUUN HUMANITY ON TRAIL Student ved Den norske filmskolen. Begynte sitt arbeid med dokumentarfilm som lærling hos Danish Documentary Production. Har sin debut som regissør med langformat-­ dokumentaren Humanity on Trial.

JAN VARDØEN DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM Kjent som gründer, regissør, musikkog filmprodusent, forfatter, musiker, restauratør og forretningsmann. Han har regi på Descent into the Maelstrom.

TONJE HESSEN SCHEI IHUMAN Prisvinnende dokumentarfilm-­regissør som har jobbet med uavhengig dokumentar siden 1996. Regissør for dokumentaren Drone som har vunnet priser nasjonalt og internasjonalt. Hun har regi på iHuman.

SIDSE TORSTHOLM LARSEN VINTERENS LENGSEL Har en mastergrad i visuell antropologi ved Universitetet i Tromsø. Vinterens lengsel er hennes debut som langfilmregissører.

AUDUN AMUNDSEN NEWTOPIA Filmskaper, oppdagelsesreisende og fotograf. Newtopia er hans første dokumentarfilm og har tatt 16 år å lage.

STURLA PILSKOG VINTERENS LENGSEL Medeier av produksjonsselskapet Blåst Film. Vinterens lengsel er hans debut som langfilmregissør.

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INTERNATIONAL GUESTS LORETTA VAN DER HORST A Honduran born Dutch-American creative documentarist. With a focus on Latin America, she has covered human trafficking, illegal mining, gang violence, and migration. She is the director of Behind the Blood.

LEA TSEMEL Israeli lawyer, known for defending Palestinians within the Israeli court system. Her clients include everything from activists to petty criminals to would-be suicide bombers. She is the protagonist in the documentary The Advocate.

UĞUR ÜNGÖR A Turkish-Dutch scholar of genocide and mass violence. Professor in history at the University of Amsterdam and senior researcher at the Dutch 'Institute of War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD). Panelist in the debate Narrative Wars: The Politics of Memory.

MICHEL WARSCHAWSKI An Israeli veteran journalist, peace activist and author of the book “The 33-Day War”. He founded the Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem, a Palestinian-Israeli news organization. He is married to human right attorney Lea Tsemel.

HASSAN FAZIL Afghan filmmaker, director of Midnight Traveler, his own first-person account of escape from Afghanistan. Fazili has developed theater plays, documentaries, and several popular television series in Afghanistan. Panelist at Afghanistan: From Bad to Worse.

CORINNE VAN EGERAAT Dutch experimental filmmaker. Egeraat has long focused on personal storytelling and specializes in projects around creative freedom of expression. Producer of Angels on Diamond Street.

EINAT WEIZMAN Israeli actor, director, playwright and political activist based in Tel Aviv. She uses documentary theater as an investigative tool inside the hidden spots of the Israeli apartheid. She is the writer behind Okkupasjonens fanger, a documentary theater play.

CLAUDIA SPARROW Claudia Sparrow, born and raised in Lima, Peru, she has been recognized by Peruvian media as one of ten prominent filmmakers in Peru. Director of Máxima and recipient of the Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for directing El Americano.

ILSE VAN VELZEN Award-winning director and producer. Together with her twin sister Femke Van Velzen, she runs IF Productions, a documentary filmmaking company that aims to expose injustice. She is the co-director of Prison for Profit.

BASEL GHATTAS Palestinian citizen of Israel, served as a member of the Israeli Parliament, until 2017 when he was imprisoned for smuggling cellphones to Palestinian prisoners. He will speak about the situation for Palestinian prisoners in Israel in the talk Hope Detained.

JEMIMAH STEINFELD British journalist with MA in Chinese Studies from SOAS, has worked for the Global Times in Beijing, and contributed to CNN and Time Out on issues relating to China, feminism and dating. Speaker at Filmmakers/Changemakers.

IBRAHIM OLABI UK-based lawyer with specialised international law knowledge and experience related to the Syrian conflict, and director of The Syrian Legal Development Programme. Panelists for the talk Fighting war crimes in Syria, can Norway play a part?

RUTH HOPKINS Award winning investigative journalist, based in South Africa. Her work for the Wits Justice Project in Johannesburg is featured in Prison for Profit, and she will be giving a masterclass on investigative journalism and international cooperation.

NABIL AL-RAEE Born and raised in the Palestinian refugee camp Al-Arroub, he is the former Artistic Director at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin on The West Bank. Has directed many notable productions, including The Siege. Panelist in the talk Hope Detained.

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INTERNATIONAL GUESTS EHAB TARABIEH Growing up under Israeli military occupation, the award-winning director of Of Land and Bread, Tarabieh, was politically active at very young age. He graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Jerusalem in 2012. KATIE REDFORD Human rights lawyer, co-founder and untill recently Director of EarthRights International, where she represented clients like Máxima Acuña in lawsuits demanding accountability for corporate human rights and environmental abuses. Keynote speaker at the Festival Opening. KATHARINA WEINGARTNER Katharina Weingartner, Austrian culture critic and filmmaker. She makes programmes for German, Swiss and Austrian radio and cooperates on exhibitions. Director of The Fever. REVEREND RENEE MCKENZIE American episcopal priest at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia. She is an adjunct professor, teaching in black church history and theology, racial justice and womanist theology, and is one of the protagonists in Angels on Diamond Street. KHADIJA ABBASI Recently completed a PhD on her refugeehood and her community, Hazaras of Afghanistan. Has worked for various NGOs and research centres focusing on migration, gender, human rights and ethnicity. Panelist in the debate Afghanistan: From Bad to Worse.

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KATHARINA WEINGARTNER Austrian culture critic and filmmaker. She makes pro­grammes for German, Swiss and Austrian radio and cooperates on exhibitions. Director of The Fever. SALAM ALDEEN Danish founder and coordinator of Team Humanity. He was arrested and charged with human smuggling when searching for a refugee family lost at sea off the coast of Greece, and is the protagonist of Humanity on Trial. PETR LOM Documentary filmmaker, currently residing in The Netherlands. He has a PhD from Harvard University, USA, has been making award winning documentary films dedicated to injustice in different parts of the world for almost 20 years. BRITTA REDWOOD Britta Redwood, American lawyer, Legal Fellow at the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). Panelist in the debate Fighting War Crimes in Syria: Can Norway Play a Part? MARISSA VAHLSING Marissa Vahlsing, US-based lawyer, one of EarthRights Internationals Senior Attorneys on Máxima Acuña’s case, featured in the film Máxima.

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THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL GUESTS Alfred Fidjestøl Ali Jabaly Ánde Somby Andrea Lyngholm Anette Bringedal Houge Anita Rehoff Larsen Anja Bakken Riise Anja Naper Anne Håskoll-Haugen Anne Waldrop Audun Herning Audun Aagre Aurora Nereid Aurora Nereid Benedicte Bull Brita Melissa Botnen Søreng Brynjulf Risnes Camilla Dahl Carlos Gonzalo Das Neves Caspar Seip Cathrine Thorleifsson Christina Voigt Cora Alexa Døving Daniel Jamal Elhomsi Eirik Bergesen Elisabeth Ng Langdal Elna Bastheim Frank Sivertsen

Greg Malcolm Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal Gunnar Stålsett Halvard Hjermundrud Hege Knarvik Sande Helle Hansen Henriette Stensdal Hilde Wisløff Nagell Ibrahim Olabi Inga Marie Nymo Riseth Ingeborg Haavardsson Ingeborg Moa Ingerid Salvesen Ingrid Dokka Ingrid Fadnes Ingrid Skjoldvær Ingrid Stolpestad Ingrid Tjoflåt Jennifer Ward Jimmy Westerheim Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt Kaja Sannerud Andersen Kaja Schjerven Mollerin Kampen Janitsjar Karine Nordstrand Karoline Slåttum Kenneth Bo Nielsen Khairul Amin

Kristian Andenæs Kristian Ernst Rødland KriStine Skaret Larissa Avelar Lawrence Almala Ali Line Khateeb Liv Kjølseth Magne Raundalen Marie Storli Marielle Kalldal Marius Kolbenstvedt Mark Taylor Martine Rosengren Mathias Johnsen Merethe Lind Jodalen Mikael Hem Mina Skouen Moa Nyamwathia Lønningen Mohamed Jabaly Morten Traavik Morten Tønnesen-Krokann Moumita Sen Nadim Khoury Nefise Lorentzen Niladri Chatterjee Nora Sveaass Palak Rao Per Espen Stoknes

Pia Maria Roll Roy Krøvel Sara Johnsen Sarah Kazmi Sarah Prosser Sarah Winge Sørensen Signe Pahle Sigrun Aasland Silvija Seres Sofie Høgestøl Stig Arild Pettersen Stine Skaret Susanne Normann Svein Bjørkås Tale Næss Thomas Hylland Eriksen Tone Grøttjord-Glenne Tonje Hessen Schei Tore Slaatta, Trond P. S. Munch Vibeke Harper Vibeke Hermanrud Yngvild Wasteson Yohan Shanmugaratnam Zeina Bali

A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR FANTASTIC VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE HUMAN 2020 POSSIBLE!


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