Denmark / 60 min

Children and young people from social housing areas show their own films during the mini festival ‘Voices from the Block’ at CPH:DOX (in Danish).

It’s not every day that children and young people from social housing areas around Copenhagen get the chance to fill an entire cinema and share their own films with the audience. But on Saturday 18 March, that’s exactly what will happen when CPH:DOX, in collaboration with Turning Tables Denmark, opens the doors to ‘Voices from the Block’ – a mini film festival created by children and young people. Experience a wide range of film genres unfold on screen, while meeting the children and young people behind the films through personal talks and interviews. Thematically, audiences can experience stories ranging from the love of one’s family and friends, the joy of the strong community in the local kung fu club to the feeling of being torn between different cultures. These are honest and unfiltered stories that both surprise and challenge prejudices, while providing a unique insight into a part of Denmark that few really know about – as seen through the lenses of children and young people.There will be two screenings at the Cinematheque:PART 1: For the younger audience (and their parents) at 13h30 to 14h00.PART 2: For slightly older young people (+15 years) at 15h00 to 16h00.During the interval between screenings, there will be music in the Asta Bar with young DJs from the residential areas. After the screenings – from 16h00 – there will be an after-party also in the Asta Bar.