Science can be communicated in many arenas and ways. This thesis studies science communication through a case, the documentary film; “Doomsday called off”, by Lars Mortensen. The documentary film argues that climate change is not man-made. The viewpoint is communicated through statements from researchers, and the film presents their research findings. My aim was to illuminate to what extent a documentary film can contribute to an increasing knowledge on the climate change issue. And I investigated whether a film as “Doomsday called off” can contribute in Public understanding, or engagement, with science.
Key words: science communication, documentary film, public understanding of science, climate change