NORDOX 2012 just around the corner

The Nordic Documentary Film Festival, NORDOX, 2012 will begin its seventh anniversary celebrations in China on Saturday, 20 October, with a selection of films from all five of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

There will also be a traveling festival program to Shanghai and Guangzhou, a Nordic photography exhibition and a panel discussion on documentary and journalism in collaboration with Caixin Media included.

The festival is to be featuring the 2nd annual NORDOX Photography Exhibition, presenting recent works in photojournalism from nine Nordic artists. Images selected for the exhibition this year explore stories from around the world.

The photography will be on view at Three Shadows Photography Art Center from 20th to 30th October.

Documentary films

As reported before, NORDOX this year would explore several themes through films that take us 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 include one where filmmakers have captured intense moments of cross-cultural dialogue against the backdrop of war and foreign occupation in Afghanistan, all 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.

Traveling Festival Programme

NORDOX 2012 is also pleased to continue the NORDOX Traveling Festival Program, which will bring the festival to the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai and the Times Museum in Guangzhou during the month of November.

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.


20th – 31st October 2012
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

3rd – 11th November 2012
Minsheng Art Museum
Bldg. F, 570 West Huaihai Rd., Changning District, Shanghai

25th November – 2nd December 2012
Guangdong Times Museum
Times Rose Garden III, Huangbianbei Rd. Baiyun Ave., Guangzhou

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