WORDS MATTER

Director: Helle Hansen
Producer: Søren Steen Jespersen
Cinematographer: Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor: Anders Villadsen
Danish Film Institute and DR2

What can you afford to say about other people? A film about the tone of the immigrant – and refugee debate over the last 25 years. The film dives into save files and paints a picture of how the tone has been exacerbated.

When is a person who was born in Denmark, speaks fluent Danish and has a Danish passport and citizenship no longer a fellow citizen to other Danes?

What happens if we refuse to accept another person as a fellow human being? Do words have consequences? These are some of the questions director Helle Hansen explores in her film, Words Matter, examining the public discourse in Denmark’s immigration debate over the past 25 years.

In collaboration with Monday.