Phantoms Of The Sierra Madre

CPH:DOX 2024 


Håvard Bustnes / Norway, Finland, United States & Mexico / 2024 / World Premiere / 100 min


Three men embark on a boyhood dream of a Western adventure in search of a lost Apache tribe in Mexico, but end up in a very different place than they had planned. 

A thought-provoking film about being out of place – and about realising it along the way.


Eight years ago, Danish screenwriter Lars K. Andersen had an idea for a film inspired by his childhood hero, Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad, who in 1937 went on an expedition to Mexico to search for a lost Apache tribe. 


Lars will follow in his footsteps and find the mysterious tribe with Norwegian filmmaker Håvard Bustnes. 


But what at first looked like an eccentric road movie in the great American tradition of the Western soon turns into an involuntary deconstruction of the mythology of the white adventurer, forcing both Lars and Håvard to rethink their project and their own roles as cultural outsiders. 


Along the way, they are joined by Pius, great-grandson of Apache warrior Geronimo, who himself is a firm believer in the presence of the Apaches in Mexico. 


With the film project on the brink of collapse, Lars embarks on a final search for answers that leads him to Helge Ingstad’s granddaughter in Oslo. In the attic awaits an shocking discovery that changes everything.

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The Kingmaker




Emmy Award-winning director Lauren Greenfield has found a home with Showtime Documentary Films for her forthcoming feature-length documentary The Kingmaker.


The 101-minute film, which enjoys its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month, documents the Marcos family’s political reign in the Philippines and looks to expose the family’s long history of corruption, extravagance and brutality, including Calauit Island, a safari park that favors the well-being of its exotic animals to the detriment of its civilians.


The Kingmaker will center on the political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines who divided a nation beginning in 1965, through personal interviews and vérité footage, and details Marcos’s pursuit of reviving authoritarianism in the Philippines at the age of 90.


Following its premiere at Venice, The Kingmaker will continue through the festival circuit in the coming months, followed by a theatrical release this fall and a world television broadcast premiere on Showtime in early 2020.


Frank Evers of Evergreen Pictures serves as producer. Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, R.J. Cutler, Geralyn Dreyfous, Bill Haney, Lilly Hartley, Patricia Lambrecht, Nion McEvoy, Regina K. Scully, Jeffrey Tarrant and Jamie Wolf are executive producers.


“The story of the Imelda Marcos, past and present, has achieved an exceptional level of relevance in The Kingmaker,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP of non-fiction programming at Showtime Networks, in a statement. “Lauren Greenfield’s tireless efforts give dimension to a figure who has at once fascinated and vexed not only the people of the Philippines, but people worldwide. The result is as riveting as it is enlightening.”

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‘Niels Bohr:

The World’s Best Man’


In cinema Jan 30 2023
Directed by: Anna von Lowzow and Marie Breyen


Year Released: 2023


Produced by: Camerafilm


Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist of the 20th century, is a difficult figure to fully grasp and appreciate. However, Anna von Lowzow and Marie Breyen’s film, ‘Niels Bohr: The World’s Best Man’, offers a coherent and engaging narrative that sheds light on the life and legacy of this remarkable individual.


The film explores how Niels Bohr, at the young age of 38, managed to receive the prestigious Nobel Prize. It also delves into the reasons why countries like Germany, Russia, the USA, and England were eager to secure his expertise during World War II. Moreover, it highlights how the Niels Bohr Institute became a prominent center for physics, attracting researchers from all over the world.


The film also tackles the question whether Niels Bohr was involved in the invention of the atomic bomb. Overall, it tells the story of a man who, amidst the chaos and destruction of war, made it his mission to save the world.


With its beautiful and captivating visuals, the film offers a fascinating insight into the life of Niels Bohr, one of the most significant figures of the 20th century.

Netflix Celebrates Iconic Filmmaker Yash Chopra & Yash Raj Films’ Legacy with New Docu-Series ‘The Romantics’

In worldwide  Netflix Feb 14 2023
Directed by: Smriti Mundhra
Executive Producers: Uday Chopra, Jonathan Reiman, Smriti Mundhra
Written by: Smriti Mundhra, Michael T. Vollmann
Director of Photography: Lars Skree
Padam Bhushan Production Executive (USA): Ryan Weaver


Year Released: 2023


Produced by: YRF Film


Netflix is set to celebrate legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra & Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) rich cultural legacy of 50 years in a new four-part docu-series titled ‘The Romantics’. A tribute to the icon, Netflix will release the documentary on February 14. 

Often regarded as the ‘Father of Romance’, Yash Chopra’s iconic romantic films like Silsila, Lamhe, Kabhi Kabhie, Veer-Zaara, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chandni, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, etc. are widely loved and often romanticized in Indian pop culture. The docu-series will feature 35 leading voices from the Hindi film industry, including mega-stars who have closely worked with YRF through the years, diving into the history of Bollywood through the YRF lens showcasing its impact in making Bollywood and its leading stars a household name globally. 

The Romantics is directed by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Smriti Mundhra, who returns to Netflix after the success of globally loved franchises Indian Matchmaking and Never Have I Ever.   

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How to Change Your Mind


Directed by: Lucy Walker
Year Released: 2022
Produced by: Lucy walker and Jigsaw film


A documentary series in four parts: What the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence.

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”



Indian MatchMaking

(Indian part)
Directed by: Smriti Mundhra
Year Released: 2022


Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the US and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.


Executive producers Smriti Mundhra, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, J.C. Begley

The Red Ring

Directed by: Joonas Berghäll
Produced by Octoberfilm and Joonas Berghäll and Satu Majava
Year Released: 2021

This is a documentary about the growing global tick borne disease epidemic. The film follows Joonas who has chronic Lyme disease. It shows his struggles to get treatment. The film shows the struggles those with Lyme and other tick borne infections face regarding obtaining health care and lack of human rights.



Simple As Water


Oscar shortlisted 2022
Directed by: Megan Mylan
Year Released: 2021
Year Funded: 2018
Produced by: Megan Mylan, Robin Hessman

A look at war and displacement through the lens of parenthood from Megan Mylan, Academy-Award winning director of Lost Boys of Sudan and Smile Pinki. This feature documentary unfolds as a sequence of cinematic short stories revolving around Syrian families living in Turkey, Greece, the US, Germany, and Syria. Each chapter is an intimate portrait of parents—often mothers alone—as they work to rebuild their children’s lost sense of security and possibility. It is a story that is both urgent and timeless.




Royal Highness Prince Joachim 


is Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark will undertake a new mission to find out who the Danish people really are as he narrates a new 6-part series for Danish network DR K which will be produced by Nordisk Film Production and broadcast in the autumn of 2019.


The youngest son of Queen Margrethe and the late Prince Henrik said of his involvement with the programme: “I have always been interested in developments in Denmark. How are we here? What kind of society does we all enjoy? Who has built it up and has it all been a dance of roses?”



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Hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world, countless children are forced into slave labor due to rising global demands for cheap goods. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his dedicated team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate imprisoned children. Using hidden cameras and playing the role of buyers at the factory to gain access, we watch Kailash take on one of his most challenging missions to date: finding Sonu, a young boy trafficked to Delhi for work who has been missing for eight months. Now his father dreams of Sonu coming home.


Kailash’s warmth and passion have gained international support for his philosophy that each child should be allowed to embrace their childhood. He gives them support, clothes, medical care, and an education. Equal parts harrowing and motivating, first-time filmmaker Derek Doneen pulls us into Kailash’s gripping pursuits and relentless energy to create the change he wants to see.











The first chapters of “The Gift” that take place in five different locations in the world and focus on water shortage.


The Cape Town water crisis in South Africa was a period of severe water shortage in the Western Cape region, most notably affecting the City of Cape Town. While dam water levels had been declining since 2015, the Cape Town water crisis peaked during mid-2017 to mid-2018 when water levels hovered between 15 and 30 percent of total dam capacity.



The Look Of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer’s New Documentary, “The Look Of Silence”,OSCAR® NOMINATION FOR THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Won the Golden Frog award in 2015 for The look of silence at Camera image.


“The Look of Silence”, a companion piece to his Oscar-nominated film, “The Act of Killing”, has been selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it will have its Canadian premiere.


The film follows a young optometrist as he attempts to bring the past into focus. The family discovers how their son was murdered during the Indonesian genocide — as well as the identity of the men who murdered him.


The film documents the confrontation in the absence of any truth and reconciliation process, while the murderers remain in power. The film is more than “the other side” of the story — it is the story of the victims, as well as a rich essay on memory, time and death.

The look of Silence








“Once a Mafioso, always a Mafioso. When you are initiated, it is forever.” Following the cold-blooded murder of 11 family members—including his own son—Tommaso Buscetta, otherwise known as Don Masino, turned state’s evidence.


His testimony led to the conviction of over 400 Mafiosi in Italy and the United States, and he became the first Mafia boss to ever turn his back on Cosa Nostra. With this unprecedented move, Buscetta instantly became the most important and endangered witness in US criminal history.


In witness protection, he’s reduced to a narrow domestic life of birthdays and backyard barbecues, a life that for Buscetta is without action or purpose.


Breaking silence after 30 years, Our Godfather combines never-before-seen home videos, emotional interviews from Buscetta’s wife and surviving children, and sensational courtroom footage that delivers an insider’s view into the heinous and unforgiving world of organized crime.


Directors: Mark Franchetti & Andrew Meier

Our goodfather










Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram






In 2014, 276 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria and hidden in the vast Sambisa Forest for three years by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement. A year ago, 82 were released. Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram tells the story of the girls’ time in captivity and follows their lives over the past year.


Their fate could not be more different than that of thousands of other Nigerian women and girls who have fallen prey to Boko Haram and are known as the “Forgotten Girls.” In the northeastern city of Maiduguri, which has been the site of numerous attacks by Boko Haram and remains extremely volatile, some of the “Forgotten Girls” share deeply disturbing stories of their abduction and treatment at the hands of the terrorist group – and eventual escape from captivity.


Their troubles haven’t ended with their escape from the Sambisa forest, however. With female suicide bombers having killed scores of people in the city, they are often treated with suspicion because of their connection to Boko Haram. “Forgotten Girls” enjoy none of the privileges afforded “The Chibok Girls.” Many live hand-to-mouth in the slums and refugee camps, abandoned by the Nigerian state, but are determined to tell their stories and move forward with their lives, despite the obstacles.


Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram is a co-production with BBC2 and ARTE France; written and produced by Karen Edwards , director Gemma Atwal, executive producer, Fiona Stourton, executive producer for BBC This World, Sam Bagnall. For HBO: executive producer, Nancy Abraham.





Over the past 25 years, Lauren Greenfield’s documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence.


In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film essay, Greenfield offers a meditation on her extensive body of work, structuring it through the lens of materialism and its increasing sway on culture and society in America and throughout the world.


Underscoring the ever-increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots, her portraits reveal a focus on cultivating image over substance, where subjects unable to attain actual wealth instead settle for its trappings, no matter their ability to pay for it.

The Golden Dawn Girls


“Whatever has happened to Greece?” wonders filmmaker Håvard Bustnes out loud at the start of this disturbing documentary.

In recent years, its image as a country of sunny beaches and friendly people has been overshadowed by political ideologies that are terrifyingly close to Nazism.


With many prominent members of the far-right Golden Dawn party now behind bars, a daughter, a wife and a mother continue to propagate its message—and all three of them are seasoned enough to avoid any slips of the tongue during interviews.


But while they regularly stop the interview to make sure it went as they want, Bustnes just leaves the camera running.


The resulting material, supplemented with archive footage that leaves no room for doubt about the depraved side of this political party, reveals an ever-widening gulf between clear facts and political image-making.

Golden Dawn Girls

Enemy Land


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Nagieb Khaja & Martin Tamm Andersen


Former Danish soldier Martin Tamm Andersen travels with journalist Nagieb Khaja to Afghanistan to seek out Martin’s former enemies from the Taliban.

Nagieb hopes that if two former enemies can meet and talk together, there may be a chance for peace in the war-torn country. Martin and Nagieb have arrived in the town of Gereshk in Helmand province. Here Martin was deployed as a soldier and it is here that they hope that the meeting with the Taliban will take place

Enemy Land



Les nouvelles multinationales du sexe
Canal+ France


The wonders of internet has made the shady industry of pornography rich, but is now in death cramps due to the piracy ruining the market, and forcing the participants to perform more extreme sex.



Last fall of west Mosul – fighting with ISIS


Iraq - Mosul

Women fighting against ISIS


The world is full of conflicts and wars that have been forgotten. In Mosul, Martin sees the brutality of the war close, and in a refugee camp, Martin meets children fleeing from the city where Islamic State has tried to brainwash them in their schools. Martin travels to Kirkuk area to meet a Kurdish sniper.

White Army Militia


The world is full of conflicts and wars that have been forgotten. In this series, host and former soldier Martin travels into a rebel-controlled area of civil war South Sudan to meet the White Army militia. The militia consists of people from the Nuer tribe who fight the government.

Ukraine's Voluntary Army


In Ukraine, Martin seeks the militia "Ukraine's Voluntary Army", fighting for the separatists from Donetsk. They are not part of the Ukrainian armed forces but a militant branch of the ultra-nationalist political party "Right Sector". Although the Militia has participated in the struggles for years, it is not officially present at the front.

Sparta Battalion


In Donetsk, who has detached himself from Ukraine, Martin meets the Pro-Russian separatist Voha, who is the leader of the Sparta Battalion. Although he is only 24 years old, he has 1000 special forces under his command. He lives a dangerous life with protection around the clock after his former boss was murdered a year ago.

Shiite militias


The world is full of conflicts and wars that have been forgotten. In this series, host and former soldier Martin Tamm Andersen travels to tell the underrated stories from some of the world's focal points. In Iraq, Martin takes to the desert to seek out the Shiite militias fighting for Islamic state. These militias fought in advance against the US-led coalition.

How To Meet A Mermaid


I would prefer breathing to not breathing’

Nobel Prize laureate – William Faulkner


90 min. |English, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic | Dutch subtitles | 2016 | Documentary | HD stereo 5.1


Egypt – Netherland – Mexico – Disney Island – U.S.A & UK


Written & directed by Coco Schrijber


How To Meet A Mermaid
How to meet a mermaid

‘Rent-a-Foreigner in China’


NY-Times OP Docs.


In this short documentary, housing developers in China hire ordinary foreigners to pose as celebrities, boosting flagging property sales.




‘Rent-a-Foreigner in China’

Dream Empire


ZDF & Arte, DR1, DFI , NY-Times


Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her “Chinese Dream.” Drawn by the glamor and easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help Chinese real estate developers market their new developments.


But this business takes a dubious turn as her foreigners are increasingly used in a surreal effort to turn remote rural ghost towns into “globalized booming cities” on the days that outside investors and political leaders visit. When the inevitable happens and the real estate bubble starts to pop, Yana is forced to sell her company and reassess everything she ever believed in. Filmed over several years,


DREAM EMPIRE CHINA is at once a gripping personal story and rare on-the-ground chronicle of one of the most critical economic issues of our time.


Dream Empire





Thomas Nordanstad’s film about 2013 World Press Photo Award winner Paul Hansen is not just a portrait of a photo-journalist but the filmmakers’ attempt to show what the world a photo-journalist looks like.


By following and going further into the conflicts, getting to know the people in them. Interact with the events that Hansen photographs: Ukraine, Haiti, Gaza and Palestine. Some time the film has a vérité-style “point of view” (as when war breaks out in East Ukraine), other times moments are bound in reflection and thoughts about anxiety, fear etc and what goes through Hansen´s mind.


Music is composed by “The Soundtrack of our lives” – hero Ebbot Lundberg and cinematography comes from “The Look Of Silence” and “Armadillo” celebrated Lars Skree.



By Georg Larsen and Kasper Vedsmand


Only a few meters from a Danish UN Camp in Dvor, Croatia, nine disabled people, both Serbs and Croats, were executed in cold blood by a group of unidentified men on August the 8th 1995.


The Danish soldiers in Camp Dannevirke were assigned by the United Nations to monitor the ceasefire between the Serbs and the Croats. They were only allowed to use weapons in self-defense. In the summer of 1995, the Croatian Army ceasefire broke and about 250,000 Serbs were forced to flee during “Operation Storm”.Once there was no longer a ceasefire to monitor, the soldiers were ordered to stay inside their camp and not interfere in the war.


It was therefore up to one Danish officer, to make the crucial decision: to give orders to shoot or follow the UN mandate and not intervene.The film follows the former company commander Kold on his journey back to Croatia, to the place where he 20 years earlier had to make the most difficult decision in his life.


Here he confronts his past and his decision, meets the commanders from the warring parties, and the relatives of the victims. He is forced to face difficult questions: Could he have stopped the massacre? Did he have a choice? Or was he, the Danish soldiers and the civilians actually let down by the United Nations?


The War Show


In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her circle of friends join the street protests against President Bashar al-Assad, as the Arab Spring reaches Syria.


Knowing their country would be changed forever, this group of artists and activists begin filming their lives and the events around them. But as the regime’s violent response spirals the country into a bloody civil war, their hopes for a better future will be tested by violence, imprisonment and death.


Obaidah leaves Damascus and journeys around the country, from her hometown of Zabadani, to the center of the rebellion in Homs, and to northern Syria where she witnesses the rise of extremism.


A deeply personal road movie, the film captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends.


Syria War

Why Poverty?


STEALING AFRICA: How much profit is fair?


Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use.


This is largely thanks to one resident – Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians.


Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed.


Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.


Director Christoffer Guldbrandsen


Producer Henrik Veileborg

Why Poverty



A film by Joshua Oppenheimer


THE ACT OF KILLING nominated for 2014 Oscar Academy Award


The Film In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the film-makers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide.


The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.







25 years old Muhaned, studying english literature, and fighting together with FSA against the Syrian regime.


Award 2013 Tv-festival copenhagen best photo 2013.


Putins Kiss



Sundance Filmfestival Best World Cinema Cinematography Award.


Putin’s Kiss« is a rare insight into the core of Russian democracy “Putin-style”.


We meet Masha, 19, who has become a spokesperson for Nashi, a political youth organisation working to support the current political system.


Their agenda, however, is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians. When Masha is up for election, she starts questioning her role in the Nashi movement for the first time.

Putins Kiss
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CNN Heroes 2012


Afghanistan, Kabul(CNN)


Razia Jan is fighting to educate girls in rural Afghanistan, where terrorists will stop at nothing to keep them from learning.


Despite the threat of violence, Razia Jan continues to open the doors of her Zabuli Education Center.


She and her team are providing a free education to about 350 girls, many of whom would not normally have access to school.


Alex Edward Albert Dowsett (born 3 October 1988) is a British professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team. He is known as an excellent time trialist.

The sumo wrestler’s son


by Simon Lereng Wilmont Chikara has been a sumo wrestler for some years now, and he is very fond of the sport, although it’s a tough at times.


He is one of the most promising sumo wrestler kids in his club, and has won tournaments already.


Chikara’s father Harumitsu had a good carrier as a respectable professional sumo wrestler from the biggest and most successful sumo stable in Tokyo, so the expectations to Chikara are very high.

The Sumo Wrestler’s Son





Premiere Cannes 2010. Prize list 49e Semaine de la Critique FEATURE FILM Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique ARMADILLO Janus Metz (Denmark)


The feature-length documentary film “Armadillo”, by Janus Metz and cinematography by Lars Skree is selected for Semaine de la Critique, the distinguished side programme, which seldom includes documentary among its repertoire.



Bodil awards for best cinematography, Emmy Nominated for best cinematography

The Light Of Eternity..



No material in the world reflects light as powerfully as a diamond. Diamonds have always been the ultimate symbol of wealth, courage and everlasting love.


Sparkling with such an overwhelming beauty, it is often said that diamonds must contain fragments from the birth of our Universe.

The Light Of Eternity/

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A jewelled love story – The French, world famous and classic top-brand Cartier and the upcoming Danish, Buddhism inspired and New-Kids-on-the-Block brand Shamballa

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This documentary is a portrait of the Swenkas, a small group of working men in post-apartheid South Africa.


Men who take great pride in putting on a flashy suit and stand out as an inspiration for others.


The film tells their story and why the ‘dressing up’ is not just something external and inconstant, but an integrated part of their internal spiritual and mental life, of their past, present and future.


Dir Jeppe Rønde Danish film institute.



Award for best photography Copenhagen DOX 2005
The Swenkas


The Samurai Case


The case concerns a man who killed his best friend with a Samurai sword – was it an accident or was it a deliberate act when the defendant wielded the sword?


It is an emotionally charged case where much is at stake for the defendant, who has to re-experience the tragic night when his friend died, and who must also try to pull through a trial in which he faces a severe prison sentence.


Director: Eva Mulvad

The Samurai Case

Blood in the mobile.


We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side.


By buying so-called conflict minerals the phone companies are financing the civil war in DR Congo that, according to human rights organisations, has been the bloodiest conflict since World War II.


The illegal mine industry is controlled by armed groups. The war will continue as long as armed groups can finance their warfare by selling minerals that end up in our phones.


Ticket to paradise


In a small village in the north east of Thailand there are two kinds of families.


Those who have a daughter married to a Dane, and those who don’t…


Cosmofilm – Janus Metz. DR1. DFI




Ticket To Paradise

Love on delivery


In the the remote part of Denmark, 575 woman from Thailand are living with their danish husbands.


15 years ago, only a few of them were living there. But there where Sommai – a former bar worker from Pattaya!


Cosmofilm – DR – Danish film institute. Dir Janus Metz.



Award for best photography and best documentary Copenhagen DOX 2008.




Love On Delivery

The sleeping Giant



Greenland. Helheim Glacier Helheim Glacier is one of Greenland’s largest outlet glaciers.


It accelerated from 8 km (5.0 mi) per year in 2000 to 11 km (6.8 mi) per year in 2005. Like many of Greenland’s outlet glaciers it is the site of glacial earthquakes.


Alpha Film Jacob Bendtsen

The Sleeping Giant




Los Angeles is a Mecca for cars. The city is build around a 930 mile-long freeway system, that is used every year by more than seven million cars.


The L.A. freeway system just keeps growing and growing, and director Jacob Thuesen attempts to capture the rhythm of the expanding freeway system.


Dir Jacob Thuesen, Danish film institute.



Won price for best photography Copenhagen DOX 2006

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Afghanistan Helmand Province

ISAF 2. 2006-2007. Red Zone

Afghanistan Helmand



Martinique. mental Hospital in the Jungle

Gaias Children


A 1-hour documentary on the implications and effects of extreme physical abnormality.


Produced by Milton Media in co-production with TV2-Denmark and The Danish Film Institute.


Written and directed by Bente Milton

Gaias Children

Bloody Cartoons


Bloody Cartoons is a documentary about how and why 12 drawings in a Danish provincial paper could whirl a small country into a confrontation with Muslims all over the world.


He asks whether respect for Islam combined with the heated response to the cartoons is now leading us towards self-censorship. How tolerant should we be, he wonders, of the intolerant. And what limits should there be, if any, to freedom of speech in a democracy.


Filmed on location in Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, France, Turkey and Denmark, talking to some of the people that played key roles during the cartoon crisis.


Producer: Alan Hayling National TV, DR1, Danish film institute, BBC worldwide

Bloody Cartoons

‘Isabella – for real’



A film about a girl’s struggle to break away from a childhood with a mentally ill mother. Isabella will soon be 18, but she does not want to grow up. She feels that she has already been grown once.


That’s when she was younger and her mother was seriously ill with a mental illness. At that time Isabella step in and among other things take care of his younger brothers. Now things are more stable at home, therefore, Isabella just like to be young, unwind and have fun.


But it’s hard when she also must take driving license, fit high school and also work in the family’s new Drive-In Cinema, which requires a lot of her. It gives some conflicts with her mother, which she feels strongly attached. Isabella’ll have to secede.

But how detached happens when one’s mother is one’s closest confidants – and mentally ill at the same time?


‘Isabella – for real’ is a strong youth documentary about what it’s like to be a child of a mentally ill parent.

“Diplomacy Vanguard”


Portrays the Foreign Ministry and its initial vanguard of diplomats and advisers who have been sent on a mission to post-war Iraq.


The main character, career diplomat Torben Gettermann, is within a few days been diverted from its peaceful post in Athens for a true baptism of fire as Denmark’s first official representative in Baghdad.


In the middle of a war zone, and in a day completely dominated by the U.S. military, he must try to lay the groundwork for a Danish embassy. He arrives as part of an occupying power, he goes in armored cars, he is surrounded by security guards, while he must try to put a special Danish impact on the chaotic new Iraq.


Every day is a struggle for coherence and meaning in the Danish presence as absolutely small state in the international coalition.


The film follows through seven months Gettermanns stubbornness, doubt, black moments and renewed optimism along with senior officials, under pressure from the opposition and a critical press should drive action at home from the Foreign Ministry in Asian space.


Included as the tenth film in the series Corey Photos with the theme Diplomacy.


Director Anders Riss-Hansen

The power of love


The power of love “shows the daily life of five lawyers in Københavns Overpræsidium, which is the body that is used if two parents can not agree on sharing the company of their child when they do not live together.


Film attempts to capture the complex field that Overpræsidiets lawyers manager: on the one hand, the interests of the næreste close in a family, namely the child, and on the other hand, the cash law.


How do you handle people who are in deep crisis because of their children and what considerations the basis for refusing access?


What do lawyers to ensure a divorced father that he can see his child to a reasonable extent, what do you do as a lawyer when intuition says something different than what the law immediately imposed in a case?


A heartbreaking sentence hanging back in the air while meeting room emptied again: If you are a family, even if you neither live or talk?


Included as the twelfth movie in the series Corey Photos with the theme Divorce and children.