Swedish Premiere of I am (not) a monster at Göteberg Film Festival!

26-31 January 2020, Göteberg, Sweden

On the 26th January 2020, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios will have their Swedish premiere of  “I am (not) a monster” at Göteberg Film Festival!

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With creativity and critical reflections as tools, Ben Hayoun’s outstanding I’m (Not) A Monster wants to create global action and a more equal world.

Based on Hannah Arendt’s philosophical works, Nelly Ben Hayoun – director, researcher, feminist and founder of The University of the Underground – throws herself into an unconventional and inspiring trip around the world. The aim is to find the source of knowledge. She brings us to conversations with Noam Chomsky, Pussy Riot’s Nadja Tolokonnikova as well as Arendt’s old student, the anthropologist Arjun Appadurai among many others. An incredibly fascinating film that tries to pave the way to the source of knowledge, but which does not provide a simple answer, but points out the importance of always asking questions.

Written by Clarice Goulart

I Am (Not) A Monster Short Synopsis:

In this impossible journey searching for the origins of knowledge, discover how our thinking and actions can render monsters. A most urgent film unravelling some of the reasons why Trump, Le Pen and others have captured people’s imaginations by reviving past ideologies. To find our more about the film I am (Not) a Monster head to our website here.

I Am (Not) A Monster Featuring:

Noam Chomsky Philosopher and Professor of Linguistics, Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova Activist Pussy Riot, Magid Magid European, Arjun Appadurai Hannah Arendt’s Student and Professor of Anthropology, Efrem Amare Director of The National Museum of Ethiopia Neil Harbisson Cyborg Artist Tosa Novmichi of Maywa Denki Nonsense Artist Hisa Uzawa Noh Theatre Lead Performer, Japan’s Living National Treasure Richard Bernstein Hannah Arendt’s Student and Professor, The New School Roger Berkowitz Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Bard College Hiroshi Ishiguro Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory Leon Botstein Hannah Arendt’s Student and President of Bard College Shishido Hiroyuki Shinto Priest and Rapper Brewster Kahle Director of the Internet Archive Metasebia Endalamaw Curator of The National Museum of Ethiopia Kanjuro Kiritake II Bunraku Puppetry Master, Japan’s Living National Treasure Adrienn Almásy Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum Allan McRobie Professor in Engineering, Cambridge University Samantha Hill Assistant Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities Erica Humanoid, Hiroshi Ishiguro Humanoid, Sarah Steele VR Program Manager at Google Zachary Lieberman Founder of the School for Poetic Computation Takako Furukawa Hypnotherapist.

About Göteberg Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival has developed and grown strong for more than 40 years and is today the largest film festival in the Nordic countries and the most important annual meeting place in the Nordic film industry.

Today, the film festival is also one of the biggest cultural events in Sweden and the audience’s response testifies to the fact that the event has found its place in both hearts and minds. What once started as a bold dream of two cineasts has become a stable and appreciated part of Swedish cultural life and a significant player in the international film industry.

The festival runs for eleven days during the month of January-February and attracts around 160,000 visitors. During the festival period, about 450 films from some 80 countries will be shown in about 1,000 screenings.

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