Cities on Speed

Docu-Series | DNK 2010 | 2x60' | Subtitled English

In the year 1900, 10 percent of the world’s population lived in cities. In 2050, this share will likely be 80 percent. A city such as e.g. Shanghai grows by half a million people every year. Using Shanghai, Cairo, Mumbai, and Bogotá as case examples, the four-part Danish documentary film series CITIES ON SPEED examines the problems megacities are faced with in the course of their rapid development, and discusses potential ways to solve them. The Episode »Shanghai Space« deals with the space problem: how can this city of 18 million people make room for more new arrivals from the country, and at the same time preserve at least scraps of its history and identity? »Cairo Garbage« pays a visit to the so-called »garbage cities« within the Egyptian metropolis, where all garbage used to be recycled in the old days. However, a constantly increasing influx of inhabitants has overstrained that system. Professional waste management is supposed to bring a solution to the problem. In its vivid exploration of such hands-on issues, CITIES ON SPEED takes a look at the questions that will define the future of humankind.

Directors
Mikala Krogh, Nanna Frank Møller
Script
Nanna Frank Møller
Photography
Sherief Elkatsha, Nanna Frank Møller, Ke Dingding
Editors
Theis Schmidt, Marion Tuor, Åsa Mossberg
Music
Joachim Holbek, Povl Kristian Mortensen, Sebastian Öberg
Sound
Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Niels Arild, Guo Jing
Producers
Sigrid Helene Dyekjær, Helle Faber
Executive Producer
Lynne Kirby
Production
Nimbus Film, Bastard Film & TV, Danish Documentary Production

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Selected filmography Mikala Krogh

FISH OUT OF WATER (2000), DETOUR TO FREEDOM (2001), MY FATHER’S CHOICE (2002), MY GRANDDAD’S MURDER (2004), BETH’S DIARY (2006), EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE (2008)

Selected filmography Nanna Frank Møller

SOMEONE LIKE YOU (2007), LET’S BE TOGETHER (2008)