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Australia is burning

INFERNO DOWN BELOW: Like the world's tornadoes and floods, Australia's fires have been named over the years. Now we could call them 'eternal fires'. Can the incredible tragedies we witnessed be the start of a brighter future for Australia?

Skinless exposure

RAW POWER: shameless uses Lene Marie Fossen's own tortured body as a canvas for grief, pain and longing in her series of self portraits - relevant both in the documentary self Portrait and in the Gatekeeper exhibition, both of which premiered January 17.

"Our existence depends on changing our growth and consumption habits"

WOMEN OF CHANGE: MODERN TIMES is talking to experienced Sandrine Dixson-Declève this time about sustainable growth and green development. She is now the leader of the European Commission's Expert Group for Research and Innovation.

The big backdrop world

CHINA: Yu Hua shows how today's economy-led China of 40 years has moved from peasant society to the most economically powerful country [China in ten words by Yu Hua Translator Anne Wedell-Wedellsborg]

Man is like the flower

THE FUTURE: We live in a MODERN TIMES age where artificial intelligence evolves on its own and becomes our rescue, not our death. It will only happen a little later. [Novac by James Lovelock]

Ecological Economics and Utopian Laws

ECO-ECONOMY: Economics professor Ove Daniel Jakobsen is as wild in mind as the nature of Nordland is wild and diverse. In his 12th book, the Utopians will save us. [Ecological Economics by Ove Daniel Jakobsen]

Sun and sorrow in Sicily

SICILY: The South Italian family is still a powerful institution. It slides seamlessly into the mafia's power structure, with its familismo amoral. The family is the law - not the social institutions. [Grief and light by Maike Albath]

If we are to solve the climate crisis, we must speed up

CLIMATE: Sluggish speed in climate action will harm the climate, people and democracy, according to Bernd Ulrich. [Everything is different by Bernd Ulrich Kiepenheuer, Witsch Verlag]

Climate activism without the state

RADICAL CRITICISM? Is the climate crisis legitimizing a new authoritarian state mode of government? [Deep Adaptation by Jem Bendell]

Organic rage

ETHIOPIA: Could modernity have sprinkled some small blessings on people groups in Nobel Laureate Abiy Ahmed's homeland? [Omo Change by Fausto Padovini]

Economic motives can ruin artificial intelligence

KI: What happens if we create something that is more intelligent than ourselves, a machine that might do something completely different than we want? [Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control by Stuart Russell]

Crises are good store

AFRICA: A great many consultants and mission researchers have made good money on the crises in the belt that stretches across Africa. Sahel has become important not only for Norway, but also for the EU and the US. [Identity societies and temps of crisis by Baz Lecocq, Amy Niang]

Four measures against the use-and-throw culture

FALSE NEEDS: Keucheyan does not want authoritarian Marxism where the bureaucracy decides what its citizens need. He also suggests that in order to reduce today's consumption, manufacturers must make products with longer life and warranty. [Read about artifacts by Razmig Keucheyan Zones]

Filmatic rebellion

PROTEST: Morgan Adamson's Enduring Images brings new life to the 1960s revolutionary film and reminds us of the need to fight the prevailing forms of representation. [Enduring Images by Morgan Adamson]

When Foucault took acid in the desert

LSD: How did Foucault's own experiences color his political thinking? And do psychedelics help with anxiety, depression and addiction? [Foucault in California by Simeon Wade]

Brexit: The price of dishonesty

CHALLENGES OF EUROPE: The Brexit chaos seems to culminate in the British leaving the EU - now that the election of Boris Johnson has been postponed. Brexit is the price the British have to pay for not having had an honest discussion about immigration, multiculturalism and the British Empire. But are Britain's problems unique?

The photo model that would not be filmed

SKY LENSELUS: The camera-dependent photo model is now shredding the son's worn-out documentary, while criticizing the image-driven model industry she has had as a livelihood.

The coming technological decade

Will increased control or monitoring in this decade eventually leave more to algorithms that carry out actions themselves based on so-called "actionable intelligence"?

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Big brother hears your music

HIPHOP-EXAMINATION: The rappers in the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing are characterized by government censorship. [SHORT FILM by David Verbeek]

Nihilism and individualism replaced with solidarity and community?

AKSELERASJONISME: For the children of the new millennium, conservatism is a dead ideology. And above neoliberalism, a new communist realism is now taking shape among young Britons.

«The wild thinking»

Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin - pronounced anarchist, feminist, visionary and prophet.

The people of Lebanon do not give up

LEBANON: "We go home when the government goes home," said the protesters at the Riad al-Solh in Beirut.

A crescendo of anxiety

TATRA MOUNTAINS: The Wind is an evocative portrait of nature's incredible power and its touch of human life.

Lost in translation

ABORIGINES: Tromsø International Film Festival's opening film is a minimalist but profound study of the cultural clash between Inuit and government in Canada.

Walking through the cemetery in Port-au-Prince

HAITI / VOODOO: A young Haitian named Britis filmed one of the most notable documentaries recently. But it's only halfway into the movie that even the most vigilant viewer discovers who - or what - the

Kinshasa's "perpetual theater"

CONGO: Four filmmakers find new ways to tell Kinshasa's story. They look to the city's performance artists, who turn upside down after the colonial era.

The art of offering (enough) to himself

OPENNESS CULTURE: Eva is a model, blogger, author, musician and sex worker, uncertain in what order, and appears as a kind of living art project.
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The Art of Escape: A European Nightmare

Migrant: The Fazili family is recording three mobile phones of their dangerous journey from Afghanistan via the migrant route in the Balkans and to an uncertain future in Europe.

The unifying force of a common struggle

activism: Movement is a lyrical and beautifully filmed piece of political propaganda - with a Moroccan twist.

Where were your revolutionaries, Karl?

PHILOSOPHY: The documentary Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation reflects on man's willingness to engage in his time and to revolt.

Dancing without freedom

NORWEGIAN GAME FILM: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen's second feature film is a strong and disturbing portrayal of social control in Norwegian Pentecostal communities.

The tragic mafia

VENICE: Mafia and corruption were the themes of several films at the Venice Film Festival in September. But why are so many attracted to power, since it so easily corrupts over time?

Blind doña Maria sees a borderless landscape

BOOK: The book Doña Maria und Ihre Träume offers an exceptional journey through Venezuela's rugged and mysterious desert landscape with a touch of magical realism.

Village life in the West Bank

Travelogue: Palestinian Minister of Culture and award-winning author Atef Abu Saif wants to highlight the rich cultural heritage and bring the art to the people.

Not just cannon boats to Israel

ORIENTATION JANUARY 10, 1970 "We do not want Egyptian sabotage actions here at Aker"
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