Denmark 2019 – Director: Phie Ambo – Original language: Danish – Subtitles: English

47 young people spend ten weeks fending for themselves on an abandoned construction site. What sounds like an adventure holiday is an excursion into grassroots democracy. Here, rules are discussed, an economic system created and the question asked: what is learning?

We present the international premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2019.


With the ARRI AMIRA Award, REDISCOVERY 2019 receives the prize for the best documentary camera.

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.

English/Original Title: GENOPDAGELSEN. Production: Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn. Producer: Malene Flindt Pedersen. Length: 74 min.

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