The Human Scale
by Andreas M. Dalsgaard, Denmark 2012, 77'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Heikki Färm , Adam Philp   PRODUCER: Signe Byrge Sørensen
EDITING: Søren B. Ebbe, Nicolas Servide Staffolani   PRODUCTION: Final Cut for Real ApS
MUSIC: Kristian Selin Eidnes   DISTRIBUTION: Autlook Films

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50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.

Andreas M. Dalsgaard graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009 and
 has a B.A. in social anthropology from Aarhus University. “Afghan Muscles” (2007), Dalsgaard’s debut as a documentary director, was a festival hit, winning Best Documentary at AFI Los Angeles.

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