CPH:DOX’s educational programme UNG:DOX (i.e. YOUTH:DOX) offers the documentary film festival experience within an educational context for a young audience with up to 50 unique screenings during the 12 days of the festival. UNG:DOX provides educational talks and debates as well as educational materials in relation to screenings of documentary films for teachers and students in primarily high school. We encourage teachers and their students to partake in educational screenings and talks in cinemas and cultural institutions in Copenhagen, but also in selected cities across the country.
The documentaries in the UNG:DOX program are selected specifically to meet the learning objectives in their curriculums – from Biology to French to Media Studies. In line with the rest of the festival, UNG:DOX seeks to broaden horizons, create perspectives, spark critical thinking and generate dialogue for our young audiences by presenting them with educational talks, curated debates and Q&A’s with directors connected to our film screenings.
In 2019 UNG:DOX generated a total number of 16,257 participating school children and high school students during the festival. In 2020, because of the COVID-19 situation, we had to quickly rethink and transform our UNG:DOX initiatives and managed to turn these into online screenings with digital accessible teaching materials, talks and panels. In one week the festival managed to bring 7,100 high school students together for the online screenings, who all participated as part of their digital home schooling. For the 2021 festival we will provide online screenings with digital accessible teaching materials, talks and panels once more.