Jørgen Leth in big trouble

The 82-year-old film maker, author and sportskommentator is stranded in The Dominican Republic without the opportunity to come to Denmark. the Government has

Jørgen Leth in big trouble

The 82-year-old film maker, author and sportskommentator is stranded in The Dominican Republic without the opportunity to come to Denmark. the Government has

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
22 mart 2020 Sunday 05:00
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Jørgen Leth in big trouble

The 82-year-old film maker, author and sportskommentator is stranded in The Dominican Republic without the opportunity to come to Denmark.

the Government has also ordered that the hotel, where he has found refuge, should close in the morning. Where he should be, at the Leth not.

the Reason why Jørgen Leth staying in The Dominican Republic and not in Haiti - where he usually spends his winters, is that he, because of coronaepidemien chose to travel from Haiti, since health care is better in the neighboring country.

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Really, he should have been in Denmark, where he was to have participated in the film festival CPH:DOX, but his aircraft was first exposed twice - and eventually it was cancelled.

- in Order to take into account the worst case. So, we arranged transport to the border, where we were picked up by a good friend who drove us to Santo Domingo (capital of Dominican Republic, red.), and a few days later we drove to the north here to Las Terrenas. I think it was a wise choice, for shortly after we had traveled from Haiti, closed the border. And I would not like to be in Haiti in this situation, " says Jørgen Leth, in an interview with Politiken.

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las terrenas. curfew. 20/3. corona year.

A spread shared by Jørgen Leth (@jeg_er_jorgen_leth) the

On his Instagram-profile shows Jørgen Leth that he is trying to protect themselves and others against the spread of infection by wearing a protective mask.

He also says to Politiken that he with his son, Asger Leths using have acquired malariamedicinen Klorokin, as there are reports of can help against coronaviruses.

the Spreads with Jørgen Leth wearing the T-shirt and the protective mask has been diligently like and commented, and many wish him the best of luck in getting through the difficult time.


Despite the current coronaudfordringer has the creative jack of all trades " still had the energy to find a new cultural initiative.

He has thrown himself over a gimmick, he has dubbed 'Corona Readings', in which he every day between 19: 00 and reads from some of his colleagues ' works.

the Initiative can be followed on his Facebook profile.

It has not been possible for the Extra Leaf to get a comment from Jørgen Leth.

Updated: 22.03.2020 05:00
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