Край света. Запад
Rediscovery (Genopdagelsen) / Competition Program
77 mins.

47 Copenhagen schoolchildren aged 11 to 15 are taking part in an extended "immersive" nature lesson: an abandoned and overgrown construction site will serve as their classroom for 10 weeks. Under the guidance of teachers, children will have to rediscover that sense of unity with nature that has long been lost by modern urban inhabitants. Teenagers taste snail slime, eat berries from bushes, study the soft core of a prickly chestnut, and learn to understand the language of nature. The practical lesson is accompanied by the voiceover of the grandmother-nature, which existed billions of years before man and now is trying to appeal to his mind: "I hope you're another one of my wonderful creations".
Directed by: Phie Ambo
Cinematography by: Phie Ambo, Maggie Olkuska
Edited by: Theis Schmidt
Produced by: Malene Flindt Pedersen
Production: Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn

Phie Ambo
Режиссер, оператор
Graduated as documentary director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2003. Ambo belongs to the poetic documentary tradition, and she has dealt with major issues such as family relationships, love, creative processes, artificial intelligenceand consciousness. Ambo has directed a number of award-winning films, including "Family" (2001), "Gambler" (2006) and "Good Things Await" (2014) as well as the trilogy "Mechanical Love" (2007), "Free the Mind" (2012) and "When You Look Away" (2017) about the relationship between science and human existence.