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
International titles Scuole superiori
Other titles Højskolefilmen, Højskolefilm 1944 og 1969
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 company Dansk Film Co.
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 915 meter, 35 mm, Sound


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


Direction Svend Methling


Script Harald Engberg


Cinematography Preben Frank
Cinematography Karl Andersson


Music Erik Fiehn
Orchestra Emil Reesen

Other credits

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


Voiceover Pouel Kern

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