Winner of Arri Amira Award - München Documentary Festival 2019
47 children are given free rein on an abandoned construction site in Copenhagen, where nature has long since taken over. Here, they will go to school for ten weeks and discover what nature has to teach them. The film is told through scenes with the children, but also with nature’s voice as a continuous narrator.
Phie Ambo graduated as documentary director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2003. Ambo belongs to the poetic and personal documentary tradition, and she has dealt with major issues such as family relationships, love, creative processes, artificial intelligence, sustainability and consciousness. She has directed a number of award winning films, including Family (2001), Gambler (2006) and Good Things Await (2014) as well as the trilogy Mechanical Love (2007), Free the Mind (2012) and When You Look Away (2017).