Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of oil and gas, making it one of the richest countries in the world. A large part of the country is located north of the Arctic Circle, where the consequences of accelerating climate change are clearly visible. One of the available tools in the fight to restore balance is a special provision in the Norwegian constitution, formulated with future generations in mind. Article 112 gives all unborn Norwegians the right to a clean environment. For the first time ever, the provision is being applied by the Supreme Court in a dispute between a concerned environmentalist and parties representing the oil industry. It’s hard to imagine any higher stakes — it’s about the air we breathe, wildlife, the ocean and the well-being of future generations. Rune Denstad Langlo's activist documentary tackles one of the most important problems facing both his fellow Norwegians and the entire world today. Investigating the conflicting interests between economic development and environmental protection, the film shows the degree of resistance any attempt to work out a reasonable compromise can face.
Rune Denstad Langlo
Alvilde Horjen Naterstad