For the future of the nation

36 min.DK/DocumentaryInformation films

The Danish Government felt obliged to send a representative to an official meeting on social affairs. It was decided to prepare a film compilation with a German commentary to be screened at this event. Material was collected from many sources including a film in production dealing with the future of Denmark. Every opportunity was taken to stress those features of Danish life which were at variance with Nazi conceptions.
The film shows how 800,000 Kroner are expended every year in Denmark for social purposes. Public aid is at the disposal of the citizen, even before his birth, and through childhood and adolescence into adult life and old age. We see something of the training of mothers, the work of the 'health nurses', the school physician and the school dentist. The film touches on the care of cripples, the deaf and dumb and the blind, and of the aged.
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Original title For Folkets Fremtid
Danish title For Folkets Fremtid
International titles Das Soziale Gesicht Dänemarks, Det sociale Danmark, Denmark's social system
Other titles Socialfilmen
Keywords Social services, Child care, Young people, Eldercare, Denmark, 1940-1949
Director Søren Melson, Hagen Hasselbalch, Mogens Skot-Hansen, Karl Roos, Ole Palsbo
Screenplay Henning Friis, Karl Roos, Mogens Skot-Hansen
Director of Photography Verner Jensen, Poul Gram, Fritz Olsen
Sound H. Lynge
Composer Erik Fiehn
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 17.05.1943
Cinemas Metropol (Strøget)
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Commissioned by Arbejds- og Socialministeriet, Dansk Kulturfilm, Regeringens Beskæftigelsesudvalg
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Søren Melson
Direction Hagen Hasselbalch
Direction Mogens Skot-Hansen
Direction Karl Roos
Direction Ole Palsbo


Script Henning Friis
Script Karl Roos
Script Mogens Skot-Hansen


Cinematography Verner Jensen
Cinematography Poul Gram
Cinematography Fritz Olsen


Music Erik Fiehn


Sound H. Lynge


Voiceover Per Knutzon
Voiceover Jenny Larsen
Voiceover Poul Juhl
Voiceover Ebbe Neergaard
Voiceover Gull-Maj Norin
Voiceover Johannes G. Sørensen

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