Documentary, 72 min, Denmark 2019
What happens, if you let a group of children loose on an empty construction site in Copenhagen and ask them to build a new society from scratch? Will they get along or rip each other’s heads off? Can they organise themselves into a community or will they form rival gangs?
DFI info DK: Genoptagelsen
Director: Phie Ambo
Prod: Malene Flindt Pedersen
Cinematography: Phie Ambo & Maggie Olkuska
Edit: Theis Schmidt
Music: Johan Carøe
Sony FS7 - FS5, 2.35:1, Color
Premiere: March 2019
Festivals: selected for the main competition, CPH:DOX AWARD 2019, Dok.Fest München
The jury's statement:
In REDISCOVERY, 47 children and young people experience special education in a ten-week education project in a small forest oasis in the middle of Copenhagen: They are confronted with many questions of life in nature and through nature.
The camera lovingly observes how this creates a self-motivating process in which people build, calculate, discuss, fight and manage. With curiosity and passion the camerawoman Maggie Olkuska and the director Phie Ambo convey to us the emergence of a unique micro society.
Through an emotional visual language two perspectives become visible and perceptible for us: the perspective of the children as well as that of nature. We spectators literally feel the sun and the wind on our skin. The images succeed in appealing to all our senses and making nature a pleasure to experience.