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Anarchist, filmmaker, author and poet

Chronicle: Lithuania is in many ways the documentary nation among the Baltic countries. A focus at the Cinematheque in Oslo is this weekend Jonas Mekas, with exhibition and films.

Do the right thing

Spike Lee: NYC EPICENTERS 911-> 2021½

911: Spike Lee's documentary series, which is now running on HBONordic, is a comprehensive depiction of New York – interspersed with memories, stories and insights from eyewitnesses to the city's largest terrorist attack.

20 years after September 11

Dylan Avery: SEVEN

DOCUMENTARY: A research team in Alaska has via research and new computer-simulated models concluded that the NIST report on 11 September has been incorrect. Something for NRK?

Bittersweet comedy in New York

Sofia Coppola: On The Rocks

DRAMA COMEDY: Director Sofia Coppola and actress Bill Murray were successful Lost in Translation and are now reunited in On The Rocks, in which Murray portrays a skirt hunter who is never far from a dry martini.

Innocent "criminals" as a source of income in New York

Stephen Maing: Crime and Punishment

CORRUPTION: New York police officers are encouraged to treat residents as criminals rather than as people to help and protect.

Climate rebel with unity and lightning glue

Extinction Rebellion Handbook: This is Not a Drill – An Extinction Rebellion and more

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Is it possible to get something positive out of a realization that civilization and the planet are about to perish?

The earth accounts for the politics of capitalism

Brett Story: The Hottest August

URBANIZATION: The Hottest August holds up a mirror that reveals the underlying anxiety of modern survival strategy.

From elite living in Sierra Leone to everyday wear in the American supermarket

Andreas Hadjipateras: A Forgotten Past

SIERRA LEONE: Solomon Juxon-Smith works in a supermarket in New York and may look like any middle-class American. But before this life he had another. He lived in Sierra Leone, and his father ruled the country.

Faith, hope and extremism

Paul Schrader: First Reformed

CLIMATE / EXTREMISM: Paul Schrader has made a powerful, disturbing and socially relevant portrait of one of God's lonely men, with clear parallels to Taxi Driver.

The knot in the heart

: Photographer Eugene Richards has documented fates in crack environments, in emergency rooms and mental hospitals for over 50 years. What has driven him?

The scary sound of religion

: Fanaticism and extremism arise the moment religion is detached from its cultural and historical background.

Under Brooklyn bridge for #Metoo

: Seven female photographers in a tough macho industry comment on the #Metoo debate by encouraging dialogue.

Sex and big city life

Piotr Stasik: 21 x New York

: The 21 x New York City Symphony portrays the iconic metropolis through 21 of its inhabitants, focusing on what one does or longs to do in a city that does not sleep.

Intimate portrait of an iconic photographer

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato .: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. 

: The name Robert Mapplethorpe probably makes most people think of New York's bohemian life in the 1970s, the controversy and his homoerotic BDSM photographs that upset the public.

Pioneering life

: Kiki throws the viewer straight into the lives of black, queer young people in New York, who for various reasons have been placed outside the American dream.