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Karen Winther


Karen Winther was born in Norway in 1978 and graduated from the NFTS, National Film and Television School in 2012. Her first feature was her graduation film at NFTS, The Betrayal, a personal film about her involvement in extremist groups in Norway in her teenage years. The film premiered at IDFA and received several awards. In her second feature Exit, Karen continues to explore violent extremism from a personal angle and what can make extremists change. Exit premiered at CPH:DOX in 2018 and received a Special Mention at the Nordic Docs festival.

izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Opatija Summer Stage
(a part of Rijeka 2020 - ECoC programme)
Sant & Usant , Filmproduktion , AMP Films , Norveška, Njemačka, Švedska
2018, 80`
In EXIT, we meet Angela from the US and Ingo and Manuel from Germany, all former right-wing extremists who made the leap to leave their movement. They are now forced to live isolated lives in hiding due to their dangerous pasts. In Denmark, we explore the other side of the spectrum when Søren shares the story of his life a former left-wing extremist. Director Karen Winther also meets Frenchman...