Nordic Documentary Film Festival in Beijing

To celebrate its seventh anniversary, the Nordic Documentary Film Festival (NORDOX) will be held in Beijing from 20 to 31 October this year, featuring a selection of films from all five of the Nordic countries.

This year, NORDOX will explore several themes through films that take viewers to all corners of the globe, starting in the Nordic countries themselves, where filmmakers have examined the lives of two Nordic artists, one a Norwegian pop artist, and the other an Icelandic comedian-turned-politician.

Other films in the NORDOX selection this year feature Afghanistan, where filmmakers have captured intense moments of cross-cultural dialogue against the backdrop of war and foreign occupation, and from a unique Nordic perspective. Additional films touch upon youth in crisis, confused identities, and the influence of technology on human life. From a jail cell in America to a nuclear waste plant in Finland to a blue jeans factory in North Korea, the films investigate some of the most pressing and personal of global issues from an array of Nordic voices.

In addition to documentary film screenings, the festival will also feature the Nordic Photography Exhibition, presenting recent works in photojournalism from nine Nordic artists. The images selected for the exhibition this year present stories from around the world.

The vision of NORDOX is to explore the language of documentary film and to screen documentaries that are cutting-edge and artistically ambitious. The festival also hopes to spread knowledge about Nordic culture in China, as well as to create opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue.

The opening of the festival will be held at UCCA Café on 20 October. The festival opening time is 2.00-4.00pm.

Film venue partner: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Photography Venue Partner: Three Shadows Photography Art Center

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