Tonje Hessen Schei
A film by Tonje Hessen Schei

Monday, 6 July 2020 at 6 pm and 8 pm

Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

Presale 3 € / Walk-up 5 €

*Language: English with Slovenian subtitles

In the framework of Akcija!, a cycle of screening events

iHuman (2019) is a political thriller about artificial intelligence, power and social control. With unique deep access to the inside of the booming AI industry this film shows how the most powerful and far-reaching technology of our time is changing our lives, our society and our future.

iHuman follows pioneers at the frontline of the invisible AI revolution to see how this technology is developed and implemented. Through some of the brightest minds in the AI industry iHuman draws the roadmap to where we are going. Who punches in what codes for our future? How does AI impact who we are?

Director/ writer: Tonje Hessen Schei
Producer: Jonathan Borge Lie
Production company; UpNorth Film, Norway
DOP: Henrik Ipsen
Editing: Torkel Gjørv, Aleksander Kvam
Special effects: Rebel Unit, Theodor Groeneboom
Sound Design: Sølve Huse-Amundsen
Music: Olav Øyehaug

Length: 99 min
Language: English


Live streaming interview
Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 5 pm (CET)

Artificial intelligence will ultimately be the best thing ever to happen to humanity, or the worst thing ever. That’s why this is the most important conversation of our time.

The writer, curator, critic, and founder of we-make-money-not-art.com Régine Debatty meets the film director Tonje Hessen Schei to discuss relevant issues and questions raised by the iHUMAN documentary movie.


Tonje Hessen Schei (b. 1971) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked with independent documentary production since 1996. Her films mainly focus on human rights, the environment and the changing relationship between man and machine.

Tonje is the director of Drone, a documentary on the secret CIA drone warfare. Since it’s release in 2014 Drone has won Best Norwegian Documentary and Checkpoints, the human rights award, at Bergen International Film Festival and the Film Peace Prize at Tromsø International Film Festival. The film received the award as The Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at Cinema for Peace in Berlin. Drone won the National Film Award Amanda (the Norwegian Oscar equivalent), and Gullruten, the Norwegian Emmy, for Best Documentary 2015.

Tonje has been featured in national and international media. Including national television broadcast with NRK, TV2, as well as national newspapers Aftenposten, VG and Dagbladet. Internationally media includes BBC, CNN, The Guardian, the Monocle, Vice, Wired Mag, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Democracy Now! and many more.

Tonje also directed and produced Play Again and Independent Intervention, which have won several international awards. The films have been screened on all continents in over 100 countries, and are used by schools and universities globally.

Tonje is the Co-Founder and director at UpNorth Film in Oslo, Norway.


Author: Tonje Hessen Schei

Production of the event:
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2020
in collaboration with the Center for Urban Culture Kino Šiška

Supported by:
the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana

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