International Premiere: IFFR 2024
As war is yet again raging within Europe, The Light explores the controversial artwork "Peace Sculpture" created in 1995 by artist Elle-Mie Ejdrup. The piece, a 532 km laser beam along Denmark's west coast bunkers, ignited a national debate about the country's dark past and liberation from Nazi occupation. Elle-Mie faced threats and ostracism due to sexist media coverage. Almost 30 years later, this documentary not only focuses on the artwork and controversy but also highlights the overlooked Atlantic Wall built during WWII and emphasizes the importance of nuanced historical narratives.
A FILM BY Alexander Lind | Denmark, 2023, 70' | documentary