Fixer, guide & lecturer

Organizing study trips for university students in groups varying from five to over 30 participants, Lena Odgaard uses her vast knowledge and network when introducing different aspects of the Palestinian society and the political situation and ensuring a truly unique and insightful experience. This is also the foundation of her lectures whether the target group is high school students, pensioners, religious tourists etc.

As a stringer and fixer for Danish TV crews she makes sure that their production can be carried out quick and professionally despite working in an volatile and sensitive region. 

Fixer for Nordisk Film TV

Photo by Kenneth Sorento from Facebook.

Photo by Kenneth Sorento from Facebook.

Fixer and assistant in the production of 'Eftersøgt - med Kristian Bech' ('Wanted - with Kristian Bech') in Israel and the West Bank for the Danish 'Kanal 5' (channel 5) broadcasted in the fall 2015.

See trailer of the episode

Lena Odgaard has an in depth understanding of the current political and social situation and historical background in Israel and the West Bank. She knows the area very well, has a large network and knows who to call when a permission is needed. She speaks Arabic and is therefore able to deal with authorities and talk with people in the West Bank. I worked with Lena Odgaard for four days on a documentary and I can recommend anyone to engage Lena as a reporter or stringer.
— Kenneth Sorento, Cinematographer and Director.

Fixer for VICE Denmark

March 17 - 19, 2015: Fixing for VICE Denmark / DR3 production on Danes in Israel, "Called home to the Holy Land" ("Hjemkaldt til det Hellige Land").

Assisted with: 

- Preparation
- Getting permits
- Finding sources
- Driving in Israel and the West Bank

See the final product on

Lecturer: 'Daily life under occupation'

January 2015: Lecture for AOF Nordsjælland and Mellemfolkelig Samvirke (ActionAid Denmark).

Through images and sound from everyday scenarios the lecture took the audience to Palestine introducing them to ordinary people who are affected from different aspects and consequences of the Israeli occupation.

Tour 'guide' for study trips to Israel and Palestine

Organizing and leading political study trips for students and professionals providing background and insight to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the situation on the ground.

Tour groups include:
- Danish journalist interns from major Danish media outlets including Berlingske Tidende, Radio24syv, Fyens Stiftstidende, and TV2.
- Danish political science students from Copenhagen University, University of Southern Denmark, and Aarhus University.