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CPH:DOX ’21 unveils science program of docs and debates

CPH:DOX – the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – unspools again this year from April 21 to May 2, and for the fourth consecutive year will feature an ambitious science ...
March 26, 2021

CPH:DOX – the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – unspools again this year from April 21 to May 2, and for the fourth consecutive year will feature an ambitious science program that delves deeply into our relationship to tech, research and natural science, with 10 international films and live debates.

This year, the program kicks off with the world premiere of Pernille Rose Grønkjær’s doc Solutions, in which leading scientists from all over the world come together to find solutions for everything from climate change and economic inequality to democratic crises and the spread of fake news.

Additional films include an investigation of international space stations in Who We Were, as we;; as a closer look at groundbreaking telescopes in The Hunt for Planet B (pictured). Doc legend Werner Herzog will also unveil his latest meteor feature for Apple TV+, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds. (For a full list, visit CPH:DOX website).

There will also be a number of live panels and debates with leading international scientists and speakers, such as neurobiologist Christof Koch (Allen Institute) and journalist Kevin Roose (New York Times), creator of the tech podcast, Rabbit Hole.

“The science program has become an integrated part of CPH:DOX and is now one of the main thematic pillars,” noted outgoing festival CEO Tine Fischer in a statement. “Documentary films are exceptionally good at communicating new knowledge in and about the world, and since tech giants and algorithms are really defining our everyday lives today, it is absolutely crucial that our festival deals with – and questions – all of these great scientific and technological advances.”

CPH:SCIENCE is developed in partnership with The Danish Society of Engineers, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. The project is supported by The Lundbeck Foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation and The Danish Society of Engineers.

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