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Today’s children and young people consume moving images at a rapid pace, closely engaging with documentary storytelling on platforms such as YouTube and TikTok. Despite this, we observe that the understanding of the genre “documentary” is relatively low. In combination with an increased need, for all of us, to distinguish what is authentic from what is fake, professionally crafted documentary films are crucial in today’s education and as an artistic form of expression. Perhaps more important than ever.

By watching and then discussing documentary films, questions such as: who tells the story? and why? can be explored. Through the themes of the film, conversations are opened that provide new perspectives for the student—perhaps finding recognition in what seems distant; maybe new thoughts on what is close. Gaining perspectives and experiences fosters empathy and understanding for the increasingly complex world we live in, counteracting black-and-white interpretations and polarization, building hope and trust, and creating dialogue and conversation.

Join us for School Cinema at the Tempo Documentary Festival from March 4th to 10th, 2024!

Tempo Documentary Festival offers school cinema during the festival for the target audience of grade 9 to gymnasiet.

Bookable times and titles can be found below starting from January. The visit is free of charge, and it operates on a first-come, first-served basis!

Reserve your spot via:, and indicate the total number of attendees, as well as the preferred day and time.