This is the true story of when #metoo came to Norway, via one of Norway’s most influential politicians through several decades.
Name of the Game is probably one of the most unique Norwegian documentaries you will see this year. It ended up in a completely different place than director Håvard Bustnes had anticipated. The project started as a documentary to show Giske’s golden comeback to politics in the wake of the #metoo accusations. However, during the time they spent together, new developments in the case just kept appearing – and the course of the documentary had to change.
This fascinating film doesn’t only tell the story of Giske’s life and work in the aftermath of what can be called Norway’s largest and most talked about #metoo case, but also gives us insight into what happened when #metoo first appeared on the national agenda in Norway. We see the consequences it had for those who dared to speak up – and the consequences it didn’t have for those who are in the right positions of power. It’s about trivialization, concealment, and how Norwegian politics and the Norwegian media both handled the case.
Immediately following the film screening there will be a panel talk with political editor of Dagbladet, Marie Simonsen, former Centre Party politician Hilde Lengali, and Associate Professor at OsloMet, Anja Sletteland. The panel talk will be in Norwegian.
Trond Giske – Makta rår
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Karl Erik Brøndbo, Øystein Eldholm, Åsmund Hasli, Viggo Knudsen
Håvard Bustnes, Christian Aune Falch, Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch