NORDOX University Tour Came to Fudan
Between June 3 and 6, NORDOX, The Nordic Documentary Film Festival, held its university tour at Nordic Centre, Fudan University. During the seven screening sessions, a total of more than 300 viewers watched eight Nordic documentary films from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The tour at Fudan ended with a discussion on documentary films between professors, film makers and the audience.
On the evening of June 3, a simple but lively opening ceremony was held at the lobby of the Nordic Centre. NORDOX staff took the opportunity to introduce its organization and activities to officers from Nordic countries’ consulates in Shanghai, Fudan students and teachers, and film-lovers in general. Followed by the welcome speeches by Ms. Siri Borgen, Deputy Consul General of Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai, and Ms. Natalie Wheeler, Programme Manager of Nordic Centre, the Norwegian award-winning documentary film All About My Father was shown and it was well received by the audience.
On the following three days, another seven documentary films presented gender issues, technology, and social issues to the audience from different perspectives. After the final screening, a discussion co-hosted by Associate Professor Zhu Jianxin from College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Fudan University, and Mr. Shan Zuolong, director of Hangzhou Asian Film Festival, HAFF, ignited heated debates among the audience about what’s the truth and aesthetic value of documentary, what’s the difference between feature film and documentary film, how to make good documentary films, and so on. The audience expressed strong interests in NORDOX’s screenings in the coming fall. For those interested, updates can be found on NORDOX’s website.