We need collective action to inspire urgent attention to the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced – The Climate Emergency.
Climate Story Lab Nordic is part of a global series of labs initiated by Doc Society, bringing together climate experts, activists and creatives from the Nordic countries to develop effective stories and engagement strategies to inspire meaningful action.
Announcing 2023 Projects
We were blown away by the number and quality of submissions for this year's CSL and it is truly exciting to witness the vibrant climate storytelling community in the Nordics.
Marking the first Nordic edition of Climate Story Lab, this selection reflects a variety of films and creatives from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Sápmi, Finland and Faroe Islands. Collectively, the projects bring captivating stories and new perspectives on some of the most pressing climate issues within the Nordic society, culture, and political landscape.
Although we could only welcome a limited number of projects to the physical lab, we will be sharing materials and opportunities with everyone in the network. Please sign up to the newsletter to receive updates.
Áhkuin (With Grandmother)
Sunna Nousuniemi and Kavita Pillay
A whimsical documentary journey, Áhkuin is the story of a Sámi family
connecting across three generations through a return to land,
language, story and music.
An Unlikely Hero
The story of an unlikely hero who, despite – or maybe actually because of –
a range of mental diagnoses, plays a crucial role in solving the mystery of
how the climate-induced changes in the oceans will affect our future.
Elsa - a new reactive Earth
A New Reactive Earth, a speculative fiction story-world that drives transformation
of stories and future realities.
Fire, Water, Earth, Air
A poetic portrait of climate change in the Global North, weaving together
four stories of everyday life in small communities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway,
and the Faroe Islands and scientific findings to show how we live with the
unprecedented environmental changes and prepare for them.
Human Kind Tour - a culture of care
A Danish theologist travel in search of a renewal of our common existential language
for the current climate crisis by picking up climate authors and activists in her car,
driving in our shared presence towards our shared future, talking expectation,
betrayal, despair, reconciliation and change in relation to the crisis
while creating new communities as she goes along.
What do you really value in society, what would you fight to preserve? What can you let go of,
even if it hurts? The film takes place in Norway and Indonesia in parallel and looks
at "society" as if it were new, as something that can disappear and something that can be created.
A Nature Documentary on Dying Birds
By exploring the loss of bird species, the focus of the film turns to us, humans,
and the human tendency to resist change: What could be the factor that
will change our way of life?
“Woolly" is about life on a small sheep farm in arctic Norway -
the last one in the village - as it passes on to the
next generation, from father to daughter.
The Seaweed Queen
Eir í Ólavsstovu
All production and all businesses must become sustainable if the earth
is to feed future generations. Agnes Mols Mortensen is a role model who
shows others how it can be done.