Samtaler om Nord

The Talks of the North build a bridge between the screen and the public debate. Tromsø International Film Festival, in cooperation with iTromsø, UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Sparebanken Nord-Norge’s “Samfunnsløftet”, invite you to a series of talks with one or more festival films as starting point of the conversation. Note that the talks will be held mainly in Norwegian.

Talks of the North take place at Tromsø Library. Attend for free, or watch live at, at or on this page. 

This page will be updated with more details about the series of talks.

WHO IS IT FOR:                 
Open to all audiences   
Please note that the talks will be mainly in Norwegian.

PLACE: Tromsø library

ORGANIZED BY:               
Tromsø International Film Festival          
UiT The Arctic University of Norway      

Thursday, January 19th at 3:30 pm: Bad climate on Svalbard

The documentary film The Visitors addresses some of the most central and controversial questions regarding Norwegian Svalbard policy today. Who is allowed to live on the archipelago? Who is allowed to decide in local politics? Why do non-Norwegians feel like strangers in a place where they should basically have the same rights as "ethnic" Norwegians?

We invite you to a conversation with Veronika Lišková, director of the film, Kim Holmén, Specialist Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute and Sigrid Ina Simonsen, Regional Director NHO about climate change, geopolitics, everyday life on Svalbard and the dilemma the Norwegian authorities are facing: What will Oslo do if there is no longer a Norwegian majority population on the archipelago? Amund Trellevik, journalist at Investigate Europe, is the moderator. 

This event is held in English.

Min Festival


Add to favourites


Tuesday 17. january

Kl 15:30
Off Screen

Wednesday 18. january

Kl 16:30
Off Screen

Thursday 19. january

Kl 15:30
Off Screen

Friday 20. january

Kl 15:30
Off Screen


My Festival

Log in or register a new user to save your favourites.

My Festival