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The climate plays an all-important role in the 2019 election in Denmark. Citizens from across the country take to the streets and demonstrate for a green and sustainable Denmark, and the climate becomes the most talked-about topic of the election campaign. So, there is no doubt that the population is ready, but are the politicians?
70/30 follows some of democracy’s main characters in relation to the climate crisis, and they are the two young activists Esther Kjeldahl and Selma de Montgomery, Ida Auken, Chairwoman of the Climate Comity and Minister for Climate, Dan Jørgensen. The “leading character” of the film is democracy. Can democracy’s elected representatives solve the climate crisis? Are they prepared to go all the way or is it all just campaign talk and hot air?
Director Biography – Phie Ambo
Phie Ambo (born 1973) was trained at the National Film School of Denmark, graduating as a documentary film director in 2003. Famous for her feature length documentary films true to the tradition of poetic, personal and cinematic language,Ambo deals with essential topics such as family relations, love, creative processes and artificial life.
Phie Ambo has directed a number of award-winning films for the cinema, including major works such as Family (2001), Gambler (2005) Mechanical Love (2007) and Free the Mind (2012).
In recent years Ambo has been especially interested in pursuing work of a more thematic nature, and this in the form of a trilogy focusing on the relation between science and human existence.
In Mechanical Love (2007) which traveled widely on the international festival circuit, Ambo explored the relationship between human beings and robots and the nature of emotion itself. Released in 2012, Free the Mind deals with the impact that thoughts have on both the mind and the body. The last film in the trilogy, Ripples at the Shore, is about consciousness and is still in development.
In 2014 Ambo premiered with the film Good Things Await about biodynamic farming, which has received great attention around Europe.