Let’s Warm Up Vega Scene!
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival in collaboration with Oslo Dokumentarkino and Vega Scene invite you to cinema screenings of interesting new and old documentaries, every Wednesday.
We are ready with regular screenings of documentary films, every Wednesday at 18:00 at Vega Scene, in collaboration with Oslo Dokumentarkino. In January and February, we are warming up for this year’s festival, which runs from February 24 to March 1, with three favorites from last year’s festival. First film out is also part of Klimafestivalen and poses major and necessary questions related to how we humans change the geological state of our planet. In addition, you will get a short presentation of this year’s festival program.
18:00 Wed 22 January
Anthropocene – The Human Epoch
How humans have irreversably changed the planet.
This stunning, epic journey through six continents, highlighting the consequences of human activity, makes a convincing argument that we have entered a new geological age: the Anthropocene. This is the scientific term for the age of humans, and a group of researchers have spent a decade providing evidence that our current age, the Holocene, has ended, and the Anthropocene has begun. Humans have caused permanent, irreversable planetary change, and this documentary doesn’t allow you to look away.
2018 / Canada / Regi: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier / 87 min / Prod: Nicholas de Pencier / Språk: Engelsk, russisk, mandarin, kantonesisk, italiensk, tysk / DCP / 15 år
18:00 Wed 5 February and 12 February
Can 12 people on a raft across the Atlantic be the key to world peace?
Why does violence and conflict occur between people? That is what the Mexican social anthropologist Santiago Genovés wanted to find out. In 1973 he gathered eleven persons with different backgrounds, placed them on a raft, and sailed across the Atlantic. With people trapped together with no escape, Genovés thought he´d find the key to violence and conflict. 101 days later, the raft arrived in Mexico, but the experiment had turned to something completely different.
With humour and thoughtfulness the documentary lets us meet the participants 43 years later, where they reflect on what really happened during the extreme experiment.
2018 / Sverige, Danmark, Tyskland, USA / Regi: Marcus Lindeen / 97 min / Prod: Fasad / Engelsk, fransk, japansk / DCP / 15 år
18:00 onsdag 19. februar
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
What really happened to Dag Hammarskjöld?
Enter the labyrinth of theories about who killed the UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld, who died in a plane crash in The Congo in 1961. The controversial Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger investigates one of the theories of Hammarskjöld- butt his only leads him to another conspiracy theory, about the involvement of the South African Apartheid regime in spreading HIV/AIDS. Brügger won Best Director at Sundance for this documentary, which fearlessly dives into the dark sides of post-colonial Africa, and the forces behind it. What is really true?
2018 / Danmark, Norge, Sverige, Belgia / Regi: Mads Brügger / 128 min / Prod: Wingman Media, Piraya Film, Laika Film & TV / Språk: Engelsk, dansk, fransk, svensk, bemba / DCP / 15 år