The Goodness Regime (2013) – Jumana Manna, Sille Storihle

21 minutes | OV-AR – st EN (Arabic language, English subtitles)

In collaboration with Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, students of RITCS, LUCA and KASK are showingThe Goodness Regime in RITCS Café. It is an experimental documentary exploring the myths and images that have enabled an understanding of Norway as a nation of peace and benevolence. The binding element is a series of enactments by children that recount the myths, historical events and cultural personas that have propelled the image of Norway as a peace nation. These stagings are weaved together with archival footage, political speeches and voice-overs from Hollywood films describing the quintessential Norway. In a satirical deconstruction of the Goodness Regime that permeates Norwegian society, Manna and Storihle explore the moral dilemmas embedded within the history of one of the wealthiest nations on earth.

The showing is part of the special night “An Act of Solidarity with Palestine” and is freely accessible. The students themselves contacted the filmmakers to ask them for permission to host this screening.

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