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Camilla Hammerich interview at Dublin City University February 8, 2014

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Film and Television.

Having enjoyed ‘Borgen’ , ‘The Killing’ and so on I found this interview quite enjoyable.

Camilla Hammerich, the producer behind hit political drama series Borgen, gave a public interview in the Helix in DCU last Thurdsay 23rd January. The event was held as part of a partnership between the DCU MA in Film and Television Studies and the Digital Biscuit festival(http://digitalbiscuit.ie/). Digital
Biscuit, an event of combined programmed talks and technology expositions held over three days from January 22-24, brought together national and international stakeholders to focus on Ireland’s capabilities in the film and television sectors.

Ms. Hammerich, producer at DR Fiction, Denmark’s acclaimed television development and production studio behind other hit shows such as The Killing, gave a compelling and entertaining interview with Dr. Roddy Flynn, describing the creative process behind the making of Borgen and the various political debates which it has both reflected and inspired in Denmark. The event was attended by students, academics, film producers and Borgen fans, and included a lively Q+A session, in which former Fine Gael politician Mary Banotti drew some interesting parallels between Borgen’s subplots and her own experiences in Irish politics.

Borgen follows the exploits of Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), a fictional Danish politician, who rises through the political ranks to enter the office of Prime Minister while dealing with a range of personal battles.The series also gives an insight in to the face-off between politics and the media. Before Christmas, its final season ended on BBC4 to wide critical acclaim.

The event was organised by Dr. Debbie Ging from the School of Communications and was funded by the DCU Educational Trust



1. Liberius - February 9, 2014

I not the general reaction to last nights Belgian programme Salamander was negative. Doesn’t surprise me though as I had a feeling it would be too plebeian for the pretentious middle-class. It all makes me feel nostalgic for the time before The Killing when people would look at you sideways if you let slip you watched anything with subtitles.


Liberius - February 9, 2014

* I note…


irishelectionliterature - February 9, 2014

I didn’t think that Salamander was too bad at all. Not as good as The Bridge, Borgen or The Killing but decent all the same.
The head of the bank looked like a villain from a Disney movie though.


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