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 itromso.no, at tiff.no 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
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.