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The Hiroshima bomb forgot victims

: The miners who extracted the uranium used in the bomb suffered major radiation damage. Yet they are forgotten when the victims are honored.
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An internal arms race 

: Based on an interactive installation and the American police, respectively, two documentaries at the Bergen International Film Festival address the ever-expanding arms industry. 

«Norwegian authorities lack spine»

: The situation in Yemen is worrying. Nevertheless, Norway still sells weapons to the parties. "I am shocked at the scale of the abuses perpetrated by warring parties," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a recent report on children and armed conflict. 
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How many nuclear weapons can withstand the globe? 

: We live in a world where a large number of nuclear weapons are ready to be fired. But what does a filmmaker like Peter Greenaway have to say about that?

Is World War III already underway?

: The father is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton, who represents a totalitarian system with a liberal face. Now the mini-atomic bombs are next.

As the sun fell over Hiroshima

: Through the filmmaker's own family history, The Day the Sun Fell tells of the consequences of the atomic bombing of Japan – a national trauma constantly associated with stigma and lack of knowledge in the Kingdom of the Sun. 

War crimes with Norwegian ammunition?

: The war in Yemen has led to the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. All the warring parties are responsible for war crimes, according to the UN. Nevertheless, Norway continues to export weapons to the parties.

"Norway helps dictators"

: "Sad, but not surprising," says Wojoud Mejalli, award-winning activist and journalist from Yemen about the Norwegian arms sale.

Increased military consumption in 2015

: After several years of reduced military spending, spending on military use increased by one percent – to $ 1676 billion – in 2015.

Is VG published by NATO?

: Verdens Gang is Norway's most read newspaper. The newspaper sets the agenda, and shapes and dominates Norwegian political debate. Then it is a pity that the newspaper's defense and foreign policy profile is so uncritical that one would think the newspaper is published by NATO or the Pentagon. 

More money for fighter jets and overseas missions

: This year's defense budget entails an increase in expenditure of 9,8 per cent compared with 2015. But does the budget increase contribute to strengthening defense capacity when almost everything goes to the purchase of new fighter jets?