"Life is Sacred" on Tour Around Denmark

It’s no surprise that Andreas Dalsgaard’s fine film from Colombia ”Life is Sacred” did well at the DocsBarcelona festival in May, where Colombians living in the Catalan capital with tears in eyes talked about the main character Antanas Mockus, ”an icon in Latin American politics who left his scientific research career to change politics in his country” as the director has put it. And it is no surprise that Mockus recently was warmly welcomed at the DocsBarcelona festival in Medellin in Colombia.

… but it is a very nice surprise, a much welcomed one that the film, before its broadcast on DR Dokumania, tours Denmark to inform and create debate, also on the state of democracy in Denmark. Around 20 screenings have been set up, starting tomorrow. Here is a copy-paste promotion text from the website of the production company Final Cut for Real:

Meet the director, watch the movie OpenAir, attend inspirational debates or have a Latin American feast as part of the experience! Our new documentary film ‘Colombias kamp for fred’ (International title: “Life is Sacred”) by director Andreas Dalsgaard is being aired on DR2 – Dokumania on September 1st at 8:45 pm. In the ten days before the Danish broadcast premiere event screenings all over Denmark have been arranged.

Come watch the movie! In some places you can meet the director after the screening, in others, debates on the inspiration drawn from the movie are being arranged (e.g. in Aaarhus during Aaarhus Festuge a debate between Henrik Dahl, Uffe Elbæk and Andreas Dalsgaard on democracy). In other parts of Denmark Latin American feasts are prepared as part of the experience – or you can meet one of the producers of the film, Signe Byrge Sørensen.

The tour is organized in co-operation with CPH:DOX and DR2 – Dokumania and with the support of the Danish Film Institute.

Watch the full list of events, link below. PLEASE NOTE! Most debates and Q&A’s are in Danish


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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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