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OUTPOST | Belgian premiere 08 FEB 2018

Updated: Mar 27, 2019

BEURSSCHOUWBURG | Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels (BE) |

8 FEB. 2018 | 20:30 |

A breathtaking helicopter landing drops us smack in the middle of an isolated community of Russian miners in Svalbard. In recent years, the coal industry in this region has seen a dramatic decline, but the state owned company Arktikugol Trust is nonetheless determined to maintain its long-standing geostrategic position. In order to ensure the survival of this former soviet outpost, the miners continue their laborious tasks to be self-sufficient in their power supply. In a land of extremes—while trying to defy the natural laws of the Arctic—they routinely submit to "the machine's hunger for coal". Outpost gradually discloses a series of dark observations with regard to a faltering industrial model that stubbornly seems to be heading for its final phase