The Teachers’ Protest
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
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Directed by Jon Seal
Documentary | UK | 77 mins
1942. Occupied Norway. Teachers must join the Nazi Teachers League and teach Nazi ideas in their classrooms. 8,000 of them write protest letters. They are threatened with salary withdrawal and the sack. Still they refuse. In a desperate attempt to break them, the Nazi government arrests 1000 male teachers and sends them to prison camps, 300 miles above the Arctic Circle. The education system is in chaos and now the battle begins.
Jon Seals documentary weaves together archive footage, first-hand testimony and the skilful animation of Herlov Åmlands poignant drawings to tell this gripping story to an international audience for the first time. The Teachers Protest is a sad, tender and uplifting documentary exploring a completely different kind of war story an inspiring tale of passive resistance, where the heroes fight without weapons and still win.
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