… with the Docs & Talks at Cinemateket in Copenhagen. Filmkommentaren has been happy to be a so-called media supporter of a festival with a different profile than the ones we usually know and write about: Films were shown and followed by hour-long thematic talks and discussions about terrorism, Denmark’s wars, international aid programs, migration and apologies for past sins with researchers from DIIS (Danish Institute for International Studies), filmmakers and even military personnel (!) as participants.
The DIIS and Cinemateket were organisers, Danish Film Institute supported, Sara Thelle and Mira Bach Hansen selected, promoted and hosted together with Rasmus Brendstrup from Cinemateket,
There was an average of 95 in the cinema for the 11 screenings, 1055 in total, impressive when you take into consideration that many of the screenings took place weekdays in the afternoon. “Je Suis le Peuple” by Anna Roussillon was one of the best films at the festival, 117 came to watch and listen to researcher Rasmus Boserup talk about Egypt. Therefore a still from that film.
Small is Beautiful, next year with eventual evening screenings… the numbers will double.