Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation

Military Base. Squatter Settlement. Hash Market. Home.

Directed by Robert Lawson and Richard Jackman Produced by Robert Lawson and Richard Jackman Cultural / History - European / Nonfiction / Social Issues English 1h 17m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD October 25, 2016 $24.99 $24.99 857326006441 Add to Cart
1 Video DVD w/Public Performance rights October 25, 2016 $199.99 $199.99 857326006441P Add to Cart
									Christiania tells the story of a squatter community occupying an abandoned military base in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. Christiania was born in 1971 when youthful idealism and a severe housing shortage incited hundreds of young people to occupy 85 acres of deserted brick buildings, woods, ramparts and canals as their home. Finding it politically unpopular to evict the young settlers, the Danish government declared Christiania a "short-term social experiment". Over forty years later, Christiania is still standing. Through interviews with longtime Christiania residents and police and government officials, Christiania explores consensus democracy, alternative building methods, drug policy and Scandinavian culture in a provocative and often humorous character study of this fascinating community.

“In-depth, interesting and humorous…” - Thea Pedersen, Ekstra Bladet (Danish)

“One of the top architecture films to watch in 2015.” -

"I just enjoyed watching every minute...Thanks for sharing the beautiful story of that unique community." - Rick Steves (Europe Through The Back Door); personal email

3 STARS "...[containing] a bit of drama...this interesting profile (is) recommend." - Video Librarian, Starred Review