In November, Denmark invades Australia - in a good way! Coming to share a cross-cultural approach to green global challenges, Denmark is sending its best and brightest thinkers in a delegation of 50 organisations (and a royal contingent!) to show how arts and business can responsibly react to some of our country’s, and our world’s, most serious problems, through architecture and design, through urban planning and green living.
To celebrate the event, MIFF, in collaboration with the Danish Film Institute and the Danish Arts Agency, will be thinking green on the big screen at Federation Square on Thursday 24th November, with a whole evening of free films and Danish documentary highlights from the last couple of years of MIFF.
The lineup includes the following festival favourites:
6.30pm – 8.30pm - Cities on Speed - A big screen experience of the world’s largest megacities, as they attempt to innovate around the problems of population, pollution and political process.
6.30pm- Shanghai Space – In a city growing by half a million people per year, space is a precious commodity. Shanghai’s rapid expansion is forcing officials to look at subterranean accommodation as a possible answer to its housing woes. (60 mins)
7.30pm - Mumbai Disconnected – With a population set to grow from 18 to 28.5 million in the next 10 years – 80% of whom currently catch the train to and from work each day – Mumbai is a city warping under its own weight. Two citizens and a politician push their own agendas in a city on the verge of logistical catastrophe. (59 mins)
8.30pm - Dreams in Copenhagen – Max Kestner’s beautiful ode to the urban landscapes of Denmark’s capital is an investigation of how people are what happens to the design of a city, and a beautiful here-and-now snapshot of a thoroughly modern Copenhagen. (72 mins)
So come down to Fed Square, and see green on Thursday, November 24th! Entry is free, but be sure to get there early to secure your deckchair…
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