Phie Ambo (born 1973) was trained at the National Film School of Denmark, graduating as a documentary film director in 2003. Famous for her feature-length documentary films true to the tradition of poetic, personal and cinematic language, Ambo deals with essential topics such as family relations, love, creative processes and artificial life. Phie Ambo has directed a number of award-winning films for the cinema, including major works such as Family (2001), Gambler (2005) Mechanical Love (2007), Free the Mind (2012) Good Things Await (2014) and Rediscovery (2017).
Ambo is interested in working thematic and has made a trilogy called “Mind & Matter” that looks at the relation between human existence and science.
This trilogy includes Mechanical Love, Free the Mind and … when you look away. Ambo just finished her latest trilogy about humans relation to nature called Human Nature which includes Good Things Await, Rediscovery and Organized Wildness.
For the past ten years Ambo has focused her work on the climate and biodiversity crisis and she is currently doing a research project on the National Film School about how to make new narratives that encourage the audience to take action in the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Organized Wilderness (2022)
When You Look Away (2017)
Songs From the Soil (2014)
Good Things Await (2014)
The Bailiff (2013)
Free the Mind (2012)
The Home Front (2010)
Mechanical Love (2007)
The Diver Inside Me (2003)
Growing Up in a Day (2002)
CPH:DOX / Denmark / Opening film
More to come…
CPH:DOX / Denmark
München Documentary Festival / Germany
Dokufest Prizren / Serbia
München Documentary Festival 2019: Arri Amira Award
CPH:DOX / Denmark
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival / Canada
Warszawa, Against Gravity / Poland
Sheffield Doc/Fest / Great Britain
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival / South Korea
Bergen International Film festival / Norway
Reykjavik Film Festival / Iceland
Paris Science Film Festival / France
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival / Czech Republic
Amsterdam, IDFA / The Netherlands
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival / Finland
ORGANIZED WILDNESS follows Denmark’s largest ever rewilding project. The sixth mass extinction is happening right now, and 80% of all species in Denmark have been exterminated in the last 20 years – with agriculture covering most of the land, wild nature is hard to find. Now it is time to push biodiversity in the right direction by bringing Hammer Hills in northern Jutland back to its original natural state. We follow the ambitious project from the first meetings and until the radical changes have been completed. Can humans work together to restore nature? And ultimately, how wild do we actually want nature to be?