School program – High School


On the occasion of Nordic Film Festival the Nordic House has made a separate school program for students and teachers. You can choose between two different films for elementary school students and high school students. In the text below you can read more about each film. There is room for 80 students in the hall, and after displaying the movie there will be a discussion in English. Note that the films are particullaly aimed at certain age groups.

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Friday, March 10th, 20:00 + Q&A with the director Andreas Johnsen and the Icelandic product designer Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson.

Eating insects is nothing new — why does the western world treat it with disgust? 

For the past three years, a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore, has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say. In BUGS, film director Andreas Johnsen follows them as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond.

Teaching materials available.

”BUGS is one of most compelling documentaries about food in the past few years” – John Wedemeyer.

  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, insects should be a significant part of our protein source in the future if we want to avoid food shortages. But can we change our Western habits and learn to eat insects? Which factors come into play, when we want to affect food culture?

Did you know…

…that around 2 billions of people already eat insects?


Premiere: 2016
Director: Andreas Johnsen
Genre: Documentary
Playtime: 1h 16 min.


Dugma: The Button (NO)

Scheduled: Friday, March 10th, 13:00 + The director Paul Refsdal will be present for the screeing of the movie and take part in Q&A session.

Grades: High School

What turns four ordinary young men into suicide bombers in waiting? While everyone in the west struggles to answer this question, film maker Paul Refsdal has simply gone and asked them.

Dugma: The Button is a controversial and award-winning documentary. It is an an intimate portrait of a group of very different suicide bombers working for Al Qaeda in Syria. From the Saudi who loves singing and fried chicken, to a 26-year-old white British convert who worries a lot about his new wife, this remarkable film embeds with an unlikely bunch of “martyrdom seekers”, each waiting for their turn to go on a final mission, known by Jihadis as ‘Dugma’.

Pål Refsdal (born 9 September 1963) is a Norwegian freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker who has reported from many war zones. He has followed and worked with several rebel groups. In 2009, he was embedded with Taliban in Afghanistan where he was taken captive and held for a week before he was released. He has also worked for Norwegian People’s Aid and as press officer for the Norwegian military.


Premiere: 2016

Director: Paul Refsdal

Genre: Documentary

Playtime: 58 min.

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