Denmark Grows Up

21 min.DK/DocumentaryInformation films

A broad picture of the public services undertaken by the state and local authorities to protect the lives of Danish children from before birth till they leave school. The training of midwives; public health nurses, 'sundhedsplejersker', who visit all newborn babies, and provide a free voluntary advisory service for all mothers with children below the age of one year. The Danish equivalent of Day Nurseries, which provide both recreational and educational facilities. Municipal school health services, and the blind and deaf and dumb children.
Spoken English commentary.
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Original title Denmark Grows Up
Danish title Denmark Grows Up
International titles Kinder in Dänemark, Le Danemark Grandit
Other titles Social Denmark I, Danmark vokser op
Keywords Child care, Midwifes, Day nurseries, Kindergardens, Schools, Mothers, Children, Children's lives, Denmark, 1940-1949
Director Hagen Hasselbalch, Astrid Henning-Jensen, Søren Melson
Screenplay Astrid Henning-Jensen, Hagen Hasselbalch, Søren Melson
Producer Arthur Elton
Director of Photography Verner Jensen, Annelise Reenberg
Sound Carl H. Petersen
Composer Erik Fiehn
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau
Technical info 575 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Sound
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Commissioned by Arbejds- og Socialministeriet, Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau


Direction Hagen Hasselbalch
Direction Astrid Henning-Jensen
Direction Søren Melson


Script Astrid Henning-Jensen
Script Hagen Hasselbalch
Script Søren Melson


Producer Arthur Elton


Cinematography Verner Jensen
Cinematography Annelise Reenberg


Music Erik Fiehn


Sound Carl H. Petersen


eng. version Dinah Miller
eng. version Susanne Palsbo
fr. version Therése Camos
fr. version Elna Michelsen
ty. version Ilse Emkes
ty. version Annemarie Kell

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