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From outer space to inner body, from artificial intelligence to biology and bacteria, and from circular economy to ocean ecosystems. Here we’ve gathered a selection of highlights from our major focus on the scientific world, where you can learn about the latest research so you can actually understand it. The programme runs throughout the festival, opening with three days at the National Museum dedicated to the world of science.

The CPD:DOX Science Programme is presented in collaboration with IDA, Lundbeckfonden og Novo Nordisk Fonden

25.03 - 27.03

SCIENCE:CINEMA at The National Museum of Denmark

THREE DAYS OF SCIENCE, MARCH 25-27

Welcome to a weekend at the National Museum of Denmark dedicated to film and debate about science!

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After Nature

After Nature

Four prominent scientists and one artist struggle in their own way to mitigate the man-made mass extinction and understand how humanity's pursuit of wealth might lead to an ecological collapse.

Esther Elmholt / Denmark / 2022 / 65 min
A.I. at War

A.I. at War

What can artificial intelligence tell us about the darkest side of humanity? A philosophical and paradoxical human adventure with a robot as travel companion, and with light in the darkness.

Florent Marcie / France, Iraq, Syria, Malaysia / 2021 / 107 min
Behind The Swedish Model

Behind The Swedish Model

Behind the scenes of the first corona wave in Sweden, where state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell went solo on a global scale - and became an involuntary public figure overnight.

Viktor Nordenskiöld / Sweden / 2022 / 75 min
Carbon - An Unauthorised Biography

Carbon - An Unauthorised Biography

With creative spirit, philosophical depth and 'Succession' star Sarah Snook as narrator, we get the life story of carbon. Born of the stars, present within ourselves, and with the power to create and destroy.

Daniella Ortega, Niobe Thompson / Australia, Canada / 2022 / 90 min
Fire of Love

Fire of Love

A unique, poetic and visually stunning adventure film about a French scientist couple, cut entirely with their own footage from Earth travels in search of erupting volcanoes in the 1970s and 80s.

Sara Dosa / Canada, United States / 2021 / 93 min
Going Circular

Going Circular

A big idea with big consequences. Circular thinking has permeated sciences from biology to economics. Understand what the revolutionary idea is all about in a new film from the producers of 'My Octopus Teacher’.

Richard Dale / Netherlands / 2021 / 90 min
How to Survive a Pandemic

How to Survive a Pandemic

Acclaimed filmmaker David France documents the incredible story of the world's biggest health science project: the rollout of the corona vaccine. A story we have only just begun to learn from.

David France / United States / 2022 / 106 min
Into the Ice

Into the Ice

A grand, cinematic adventure on the Greenland ice sheet with three leading scientists in search of what the ice can tell us about our climate, our past and possible future. Epic and thought-provoking.

Lars Ostenfeld / Denmark, Germany / 2022 / 86 min
Microbiome

Microbiome

A funny and warm field study from a Greek island where the inhabitants live to an unusually old age - and where a group of young scientists arrive to find out why.

Stavros Petropoulos / Greece / 2021 / 27 min
Pleistocene Park

Pleistocene Park

Genius or madman? The adventure film of the year takes us on a bumpy journey to the Siberian steppes, where a Russian geophysicist wants to restore the ecosystems of the Ice Age through radical rewilding.

Luke Griswold-Tergis / United States / 2022 / 101 min
The Invisible Extinction

The Invisible Extinction

The extinction of healthy bacteria in our bodies could escalate a new global health crisis. The good news: the field's top two scientists are on the case, examining the impact microbiomes have on our wellbeing.

Steven Lawrence, Sarah Schenck / United States / 2022 / 85 min
The Last Human

The Last Human

Life on Earth begins and ends with Greenland. Researcher Minik Rosing's landmark discovery of the first life contrasts with the melting ice masses in Ivalo Frank's tribute to her beautiful homeland.

Ivalo Frank / Denmark, Greenland / 2022 / 80 min
The North Drift

The North Drift

A message in a bottle from Dresden brings news of incredible ocean currents and plastic debris in the world's vast floating ecosystems. An idealistic and pictorial adventure film with excess and a serious agenda.

Steffen Krones / Germany / 2022 / 92 min
The Quintessence

The Quintessence

Philosophical free-style with some of the world's sharpest astrophysicists, who let us in on their personal thoughts and dreams about the most fundamental - and most abstract - mysteries of the universe.

Pamela Breda / United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, United States, Italy / 2021 / 70 min
Unseen Skies

Unseen Skies

American artist Trevor Paglen uses the most advanced technology to map surveillance, data flows and the state's monitoring of our lives. Now he is about to launch the most ambitious project of his career.

Yaara Bou Melhem / United States, Australia / 2021 / 98 min