Sat 21.8.2021 at 16:00
Director: Phie Ambo
Writer: Phie Ambo
Cinematography: Phie Ambo
Editing: Mads Michael Olsen
Music: Johan Carøe
Sound Design: Rasmus Winther Jensen
Production: Malene Flindt Pedersen
2021 / Denmark
Length: 98 min
#FINNISHPREMIERE #JOURNEY #ACTIVISM #CLIMATEPOLITICS
In 2019, thousands of Danish children and youths took to the streets. They stayed away from school to demonstrate and demand action for the climate and activate older generations. When elections were called later the same year, it was clear that green climate policies attracted voters, and the climate arose at the top of the political agenda.
The film follows the creation of Denmark's climate act. The climate minister Dan Jørgensen has described the law as “possibly the most ambitious in the world”: its goal is to reduce Denmark's CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030. Recognized documentarist Phie Ambo follows the legislation process in the streets and in cabinets of political speech. Will the politicians, citizens and industry be able to come together to make Denmark a green pioneer? Will the election promises be kept, and what changes will corona pandemic bring as it shifts our social reality?
The Earth keeps getting hotter. Jørgensen as well as the former chair of the climate committee Ida Auken, and the two young climate activists Esther Kjeldahl and Selma de Montgomery are racing against time. The climate debate is like an endless ocean of arguments. The battle against challenges of this size is also a battle against turning cynical.
Text: Ella Karttunen