A 24-minute portrait of Aarnes (1923–2013), about life, the relationship with God, a life after this, and the meaning of it all. Also about the Other or charity via the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, and hence Aarnes' thoughts on the importance of family and friends based on the philosophy of powerlessness. Two interviews were conducted eight years apart (2003-2011). See the latest in Le Monde diplomatique, The power of powerlessness June 2011.
The 23-minute film is directed by Truls Lie, editing help by Thomas Knutsen, music help by Helene Arntzen (saxophone, the piece "Lengsel"), produced by Substans Film, and supported by Fritt Ord and the Bergesen Foundation. Asbjørn Aarnes was the main reason why editor Truls Lie got the position as editor of Morgenbladet, when this was re-established in 1992, and then taken over by Lie in 1993. Truls Lie assisted Aarnes with the seminars at the University of Oslo about Emmanuel. . .