Stay Behind - My Grandfather's Secret War
When Stay Behind - My Grandfather's Secret War was broadcast on DR1 primetime, May 2017, it created a lot of attention in the Danish national press. The film gave a rare insider view into a secret CIA network of civilians in Denmark during the cold war. The Danish society and international relations is put into perspective through this network, which until recently have only been subject for speculations.
Watch the full cinema version and hear director Ida Grøn tell the larger story around and behind the film as well as the making of the film. How did her father and her get hold on the story? Probabilities, concrete traces and knowledge.
The film and talk always foster a lot of questions from the audience and debate about the fundament of our society today; if the secret service is a neccesity for our democracy?; how family life and the larger political interweave; why is it important to know our history?; doublelife and family life. The talk is open for questions.
"The Kid and the Clown"
- Film screening and talk by director Ida Grøn
A burning desire to focus on the importance of presence, humor and play in relation to the quality of life and health, made me spent 2 years this one hour film: The Kid and the Clown.
The Kid & the Clown is about the importance of qualitative values in general rather than serious illness specifically.
In this talk I tell the story behind the scenes. About the choices and dilemmas, I as a documentary filmmaker face when filming something so vulnerable that reality creeps under the skin.
"A grand event, which we afterwards received many positive responses on - both in terms of the film and your fine story on the making of the film. It was great."
Skagen Libary 2012.