When you have spent 2-3 hours a day watching documentaries, you could definitely use a break from the big screen. Dig into our talk programme, where you can experience Erik Clausen in a talk with Fenar Ahmad from the hit film ‘Underverden’, Suzanne Brøgger, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Matt Johnson, Omar Marzouk, Christina Rosendahl and many more!

Check out the whole CPH:MEETINGS-programme here.

See the talk programme here.

Thursday March 16

Machines x SPACE10 with talk

One of the most hypnotic and beautiful documentary films at this years CPH:DOX. For 75 min you work and live as an immigrant worker in a giant textile factory in India. The film is slow, mesmerising and absolutely brilliant, and serves as an important document of the working conditions we allow. Guillaume Charny-Brunet, Chief Innovation Officer at SPACE10, will give a talk on the sustainable production methods of the future.

Machines x SPACE10,march 16th at 19.00 in SPACE10.

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Friday March 17

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City with talk from the famous architect Jan Gehl

Together with IFHP and SPACE10 we invite you to the screening of the intriguing story about the courageous Jane Jacobs’ fight for her city in the documentary ‘Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’. Afterwards you can meet the famous architect Jan Gehl in a discussion about Jane Jacobs and how she has influenced urban planning and modern architecture.

Architecture, urbanism and the fight for the good (city) life. The author Jane Jacobs and her ideas are more relevant than ever before.

Can you imagine a motorway ploughing through Manhattan? And that SoHo doesn’t exist? This is easily how things might have ended up, had the author and activist Jane Jacobs not fought for her beloved hometown of New York. In the 1950s and 60s, when the property magnate Robert Moses was exerting his powerful influence, Jacobs stood up against a male- and finance-dominated construction industry, which was obsessed with modern, monumental master plans. Both as an activist and as the author of the architecture classic ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’, Jacobs was a true pioneer who was so far ahead of her time that her radical – and in fact deeply humanistic – ideas have only just started to enjoy a breakthrough in architectural mainstream. ‘Citizen Jane’ is thus not only a deeply intriguing story about a courageous woman’s fight for her city. It is also a professionally serious and still relevant masterpiece about architecture, urbanism and the good (city) life.

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Saturday March 18

Alternative Facts: The Steve Bannon Reality Show

Remember the name: Steve Bannon. He is the man behind the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, and now also the man behind Donald Trump. He has been called America’s de facto president. And he has so far also made nine so-called ‘documentaries’, where he with his usual sense of alternative facts castigates hate objects such as Obama and the Occupy movement, and celebrates his own heroes such as Sarah Palin and obscure Christian fundamentalist reality stars. CPH:DOX and Føljeton have dedicated an entire evening to the grey eminence behind the world’s most powerful man. Meet, among others, the German political scientist Jan-Werner Müller in a talk with Lars Trier Mogensen about Trump’s populism, the propaganda expert Erika Kiss compare Bannon’s and Michael Moore’s films, and the artist Christian von Borries review Bannon’s entire film catalogue with the aim of ‘learning from the enemy’. This is for everyone who wants to understand who is really hiding behind Donald Trump.

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Sunday March 19

‘Wild Plants’ x Aarstiderne with talk and food

For the screening of “Wild Plants” Sunday the 19th of March in Empire Bio, CPH:DOX in collaboration with Aarstiderne and BRUS, invite you to an evening with food and a talk. In BRUS, Søren Ejlersen, the man behind Aarstiderne, will talk about the contemporary relationship between humans, nature and what we eat. During the event there will servings of Kombucha and Chickpea soup made by Aarstiderne’s from their farm Krogerup Avlsgård.

Come to the screening of Nicolas Humbert’s “Wild Plants” followed by a talk and servings of food. “Wild Plants” is a poetic and captivating visual essay about people and their relation to plants and farming, where Humbert’s observations ultimately sets man in relation to nature and life. For the screening of “Wild Plants” sunday the 19th of march in Empire Bio, CPH:DOX in collaboration with Aarstiderne and BRUS, invite you to an evening with food and a talk. In BRUS, Søren Ejlersen, the man behind Aarstiderne, will talk about the contemporary relationship between humans, nature and what we eat. During the event there will servings of Kombucha and Chickpea soup made by Aarstiderne’s from their farm Krogerup Avlsgård

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Monday March 20

‘Free Lunch Society’ with talk

Guaranteed basic income  yes or no? Join us for the World premiere of Christian Tod’s ‘Free Lunch Society’ followed by a debate on basic income with Uffe Elbæk (Alternativet), Steen Jakobsen (Saxo Bank) and Dorte Kolling (BIEN).

Would you work if you were paid for simply existing? The guaranteed basic income is back as an alternative to the principle of rights and duties, and to a bureaucratic economic system. At least it’s back in the public debate, and the idea that everyone over the age of 21 should have a fixed monthly allowance, regardless of whether they are working or not, really divides opinions. But not along the lines of traditional political dichotomies. Neo-conservative economists, utraliberals and socialists are all in favour, while everyone else is strongly against. Politics and economics meet pyschology and philosophical questions about human nature. Will it make people lazy? Or will it free them? And what about the robots, who in the very near future will actually make most jobs redundant? ‘Free Lunch Society’ takes a highly topical and radical idea up for debate in a surprising and thought-provoking film, and gives the floor to some of the people who have the most thought-through opinions about it. From Nobel Prize winning economists to those who believe that a basic income will finally free man from the hamster wheel of capitalism and let us fulfil our potential.

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Tuesday March 21

WHY ARGUE? Bursting the Bubble: Mads Brügger and Eva Agnete Selsing in conversation

We live in small bubbles – small subcultures where we agree with each other and pat each other on the back. How does social media empower our bubbles – and does it? How do we inject critical thinking into each individual bubble? How can we create a world with access to nuanced journalistic information, from where we can build our arguments? Journalist, writer and award-winning filmmaker Mads Brügger and philosopher Eva Agnete Selsing will discuss how to burst the bubbles.

WHY ARGUE? is a series of 30 minute conversations between 2 people about power structures, facts, media and the right to ASK WHY. We invite you to intimate, intellectual and philosophical dialogues as known from the French Salon tradition.

WHY ARGUE? is presented by The Why Foundation

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Wednesday March 22

WHY ARGUE? Power Out: Carne Ross and Mogens Lykketoft in talk

Who should have the power? A president? The people? The media? Corporations? International institutions? Is money and corruption controlling politics? Is power invisible and are people constantly being misled by hidden agendas? Why do we see a split world today? Is it because of bad leadership, abuse of power, one-way communication and desperate attempts to change the power structures leading to; anarchism, populism and nationalism. Is the world out of control? Who should have the power?Carne Ross, a former British diplomat and government highflyer, now an accidental anarchist will take the stage and discuss the state of power with senior politician and former President of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft.

WHY ARGUE? is a series of 30 minute conversations between 2 people about power structures, facts, media and the right to ASK WHY. We invite you to intimate, intellectual and philosophical dialogues as known from the French Salon tradition.

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Thursday March 23

Masterclass: Kirsten Johnson

American cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has been active for others for more than 25 years, and her resumé includes camerawork for films from ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ to ‘Citizenfour’. With her debut feature ‘Cameraperson’ Johnson has assembled a collage of moments and impressions captured along the way, and turned them into a poetic deeply humanist portrait of an entire profession. ‘Cameraperson’ has been one of the most widely acclaimed documentaries of the past year. Meet Johnson for a talk about turning the lives of others into images, and about the responsibility entailed in doing so. The session is presented in collaboration with Cinema Eye Honors.

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Friday March 24

Masterclass: Matthew Heineman

With films such as ‘Cartel Land’ and the brand new ‘City of Ghosts’, which is celebrating its international premiere at CPH:DOX, the American Matthew Heineman has established himself as one of the most fearless, thorough and original journalistic documentary filmmakers of today – and on top of that he is an outstanding storyteller, who manages to keep an overview of the nuances, complexity and narrative dynamics of his stories. Meet Heineman for a talk with Charlotte Cook about method and practice, and about working with the brand new ‘City of Ghosts’, which follows a number of Syrian journalists and their media battle against Islamic State.

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Saturday March 25

CPH:MEETINGS: EU and Populism – A New European Community?

To mark the EU’s 60th birthday, we are writing a new Treaty of Rome in our pursuit of European community. Are the new political currents in Europe a development or a step back in terms of Europe’s traditional background in secularisation, democracy and cultural diversity? When they haven’t been writing literature, Suzanne Brøgger and Jens Christian Grøndahl have both dealt with Europe’s strengths but also, full of hope, criticised everything that doesn’t work in the European Union. Here, they will discuss what we can use the 60 year-old union for, and why it is essential to have more than just an economic union in Europe.

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Sunday March 26

CPH:MEETINGS: Two Film Generations: The Great Divide

The contrasts of class society have become indistinct, and today social cleavages are just as much about ethnicity and where you live. So how do you sympathetically, honestly and loyally talk about the confrontations between contrasting communities in Denmark? Erik Clausen has made films about the clash of society’s lower and upper echelons for over 30 years, and Fenar Ahmad has made films that sharply delineate society’s new divisions. Here, the two filmmakers from two generations will meet for a talk on how to portray social strata, and how they deal with prejudices and stereotypes in their work.

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