Naomi Klein and Olafur Eliasson will both curate programmes at this year’s festival.
This year’s CPH:DOX festival (Nov 5-15) will put a special emphasis on the topic of climate change.
The decision is partially due to the proximity of the COP21 gathering – where 196 countries will get together to discuss the challenges of climate change - in Paris on November 30.
There will be two guest-curated programmes placing special emphasis on the topic.
The first will be overseen by Canadian journalist, author and filmmaker Naomi Klein, who is a renowned social commentator and is a member of the board of directors of the climate activist group 350.org, and her partner, the filmmaker Avi Lewis.
They have selected ten documentaries that all have a political focus, including classics such as Hour Of The Furnaces and Harlan County USA.
The second programme will be curated by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, who is noted for his installation The Weather Project, which was housed in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2003.
His programme will focus on the changes being made to the planet as a result of man’s influence. Filmmakers in his selection include Werner Herzog, Claire Denis and Zhao Lang.