Denmark, 2019, 77 min, Colour

47 children are given a free rein on an abandoned construction site in Copenhagen, where nature has long since taken over. Here, they will go to school for ten weeks and discover what nature has to teach them. The film is told through scenes with the children, but also with nature’s voice as a continuous narrator: "For what does it mean to learn something? How do you know what you’ve learned from feeling my wind in your hair or my rain on your cheeks? How can you measure what you sensed in your belly as you sat in the top of my tallest chestnut tree? Where does it settle in you?" The film is about what we already know about nature but have forgotten through the years…



Phie Ambo


Malene Flindt Pedersen


Phie Ambo,Maggie Olkuska


Theis Schmidt


Rasmus Winther Jensen


Phie Ambo (born 1973) was trained at the National Film School of Denmark, graduating as a documentary film director in 2003. She is renowned for acute sensibility and for creating films with a poetic, personal and cinematic language. Phie Ambo’s films deal with essential topics such as environmental issues, family relations, the relationship between humanity and technology, consciousness and science. Phie Ambo has directed a number of award-winning films that have screened all over the world. Her filmography includes: … when you look away (2017), Good Things Await (2014), Free the Mind (2012), Mechanical Love (2007), Gambler (2005), Family (2001).


Denmark, 2019, CPH:DOX,

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2019 -

Germany, 2019, DOK.fest München, Arri Amira Award

DOK.fest München, Germany 2019 - Arri Amira Award


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