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Christiania: 40 years of occupation.

Lawson, Robert (Producer), (film producer,, film director,, editor of moving image work.). Jackman, Richard, (film producer,, film director.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 77 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Flemming Colstrup.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Collective settlements > Denmark > Copenhagen.
Squatters > Denmark > Copenhagen.
Christiania (Copenhagen, Denmark) > Social conditions.

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