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The Danish folk high school

Svend Methling, Denmark, 1944

32 min.DK/Documentary

This film was made to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the first 'folk highschool' in Denmark. Each highschool has its own character. Broadly speaking they are designed to give an extra training, not so much academic ad civic, to young people at about the age of eighteen. Many youngsters, who leave school at the age of fourteen, return to the 'folk highschools' for a six months' course. The film aims to give a broad picture of the work of the 'folk highschools', and deals with everyday life, both in winter and summer. We see something of the general system of lectures, study circles, discussion groups, sport, needlework classes, and gain an impression of the great importance of these popular schools to all circles of the Danish community.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Den danske Folkehøjskole
Danish title Den danske Folkehøjskole
Other titles Højskolefilmen, Højskolefilm 1944 og 1969, Scuole superiori, The Danish folk high school
Keywords Folk high schools, Young people, 1940-1949
Director Svend Methling
Screenplay Harald Engberg
Director of Photography Preben Frank, Karl Andersson
Composer Erik Fiehn
Production country Denmark
Production companies Dansk Film Co.
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 915 meter, 35 mm, Sound

Companies

Production companies Dansk Film Co.
Commissioned by Dansk Kulturfilm, Foreningen af Folkehøjskoler og Landbrugsskoler
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Svend Methling

Script

Script Harald Engberg

Cinematography

Cinematography Preben Frank
Cinematography Karl Andersson

Music

Music Erik Fiehn
Orchestra Emil Reesen

Other credits

Expert Hans Lund
Expert E. Borup
Expert Bo Rud
Expert Thomas P. Hejle

Voiceover

Voiceover Pouel Kern

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