BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober

KineDok Screening 26/11: When the War Comes + Exit (Free)

20nov-Kinedok

On November 26th, we invite you to see the documentaries EXIT and WHEN THE WAR COMES at Underlig, free of charge.

18:00 - WHEN THE WAR COMES:

At first glance Peter lives the life of a typical European teenager – he lives with his parents, has a pretty girlfriend, he got into college. However, his reallife is elsewhere – as the head of a paramilitary group called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak teenagers with the silent approval of the authorities. The group’s goal is simple – to prepare for war time and create a model community based on military drill, obedience and fear. Peter dreams that one day he will be able to convince the entire society – as a great politician.

19:30 - EXIT:

Director Karen Winther has a hard time reconciling with her past as a part of Oslo’s right and left wing movements. Through intimate conversations with former political and religious extremists, EXIT explores what makes extremists change their mindset and turn their backs on a life of hatred and violence. At the same time, the documentary also shows how these people live with the shame and life-long regret because of their past actions, and depicts their determined efforts to prevent others from going down the same path.