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Society

Russia and democracy. Civil disobedience and activism. Metoo and abuse of power. African art in Western museums – and a new look at Sudan from the inside. Here we’ve gathered a selection of films from this year’s festival that explore the current state of international society. And we invite you to further explore these topics during three days of films and debates at our festival centre at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

CPH:DOX’ Society programme presented in cooperation with IMS and Region Hovedstaden

28.03 - 30.03

SOCIAL:CINEMA

SOCIETY STAGE AT KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBORG, MARCH 28-30

Our very own Social Cinema cinema at the festival centre at Kunsthal Charlottenborg will be the setting for three days dedicated to some of the most important issues of our time.

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Girl Gang

Girl Gang

A contemporary fairy tale about a 14-year-old influencer from Berlin and her biggest fan. But life as a social media star has a shadow side that the adrenaline, fame and free sneakers can’t make up for.

Susanne Regina Meures / Switzerland / 2022 / 97 min
Into My Name

Into My Name

Four young Italian friends' individual gender transitions, told with an overwhelming, natural sensibility. An honest and poetic film with Elliot Page in the producer's chair.

Nicolò Bassetti / Italy / 2022 / 94 min
Judges Under Pressure

Judges Under Pressure

The independence of the courts is a cornerstone of any democracy, but in Poland things are going in the wrong and frightening direction. A big-shot judge keeps his cool and goes into action.

Kacper Lisowski / Poland / 2021 / 87 min
Name of the Game

Name of the Game

In Norway, the former leader of the Labour Party is attempting a political comeback after a #metoo case. But times have already changed. A nuanced, reflective film from a time of political upheaval.

Håvard Bustnes / Norway / 2021 / 102 min
No Simple Way Home

No Simple Way Home

A daughter returns home to South Sudan to follow her mother's path to becoming vice president and leading the country towards a peaceful future. A political family story from a young country, told from the inside.

Akuol de Mabior / South Sudan, Kenya / 2022 / 81 min
Rebellion

Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion from the inside over three years, where climate activism reached the front pages while internal disagreements over methods and civil disobedience threatened the ideals.

Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sánchez Bellot / United Kingdom / 2021 / 82 min
Tiktok, Boom.

Tiktok, Boom.

There's more than dollars and yen at stake as data flows from TikTok back to Chinese server parks. A critical but tech-positive film about the invisible influence of social media, and what to do about it.

Shalini Kantayya / United States / 2022 / 90 min
The Happy Worker

The Happy Worker

Stressed? Burnt out? You're not alone! With black humour and biting irony, we get the incredible story of how modern working life became its own worst enemy - and what we can do to change it.

John Webster / Finland / 2022 / 81 min
The Voice of the People

The Voice of the People

Four MPs from the right-wing populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) are followed for more than three years. A close look on their communication strategies gives insight into the realism of their claim that they’re just an ultra-conservative party.

Andreas Wilcke / Germany, Greece / 2021 / 94 min
Those Who Care

Those Who Care

Two filmmakers of different political convictions travel around France in defence of female unity and improvement for a particularly vulnerable part of the labour market: care work.

Gilles Perret, François Ruffin / France / 2021 / 85 min
To the End

To the End

Four young women of color, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, take the fight for a Green New Deal to the centre of power, where cynicism and demands for change collide.

Rachel Lears / United States / 2022 / 103 min
Young Plato

Young Plato

Welcome to Belfast, where a school principal uses Plato, Nietzsche and Elvis Presley to resolve old and ingrained conflicts among his students. A lively and passionate defence of freedom of thought.

Neasa Ni Chianáin, Declan McGrath / Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium / 2021 / 102 min
Outside

Outside

As a 13-year-old boy, he became the poster boy of the Ukrainian revolution. Now Roma is back on the streets with nothing in his pocket but a lighter and a knife. Can he get his life together before it's too late?

Olha Zhurba / Ukraine, Denmark, Netherlands / 2022 / 79 min
The Treasures of Crimea

The Treasures of Crimea

A collection of historical artefacts from Ukraine is stranded in a museum in Amsterdam as Russia annexes Crimea. For to whom should they be returned? A deep dilemma turns courtroom drama.

Oeke Hoogendijk / Netherlands / 2021 / 82 min
A House Made of Splinters

A House Made of Splinters

Tears turn to soap bubbles and hugs turn to fights in Simon Lereng Wilmont's award-winning film about an orphanage in eastern Ukraine. Eminently observed, and with unforgettable moments of hope.

Simon Lereng Wilmont / Denmark / 2022 / 87 min
Novorossiya

Novorossiya

Brand new film from the Ukrainian eastern fronts of Donetsk and Luhansk where the Russian army and pro-Russian separatists had been waging a war against Ukraine even before Putin's full-scale invasion in 2022.

Enrico Parenti, Luca Gennari / / 2022 / 64 min
Navalny

Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi is both detective and supposed murder victim in a brave docu-thriller about the assassination attempt at his life. Timely, urgent, nerve-wrecking.

Daniel Roher / United States / 2022 / 98 min
Holidays

Holidays

Russia's record-high number of holidays are celebrated at an upbeat balalaika pace and with black humour in a lively mosaic of impressions from life in the vast, inscrutable country in the East.

Antoine Cattin / Switzerland / 2022 / 87 min
F@ck This Job

F@ck This Job

The colourful story of the rise and fall of a Russian TV channel with a nubile party princess at the helm is a gripping media thriller where you never know who is friend or foe.

Vera Krichevskaya / United Kingdom, Germany / 2021 / 104 min