The Committee for Social Information

 

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SAT 26/10 AT 13:00 FYRIS


Before the breakthrough of television, most moving images were seen in the cinema. Ever since 1925, a segment of advertisements was screened before the main attraction. During World War II, the medium of film as a tool for education and propaganda came to prominence. An increased need for information about the social reforms of the 1940s was felt and, together with the developments in information technology, this led to the forming of the Committee for Social Information in 1946. The committee produced 13 films before it was dismantled in 1959. The Swedish Film Institute presents a programme with 4 of these films. They are highly informative, and sometimes touching or even hilarious, documents of a certain period in a time and a society far, far away. Or is it? The films are in screened in Swedish without English subtitles. Curator: Kajsa Hedström, the Swedish Film Institute


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI SKA HA BARN

An informational film about societal assistance for families and single mothers, including benefits, right to contraceptives, and abortion possibilities.

SWEDEN 1948. 23 min. DIRECTION: Egil Holmsen


VI VILL HA ARBETE

A film about actions implemented on the labour market to generate full employment.

SWEDEN 1948. 11 min. DIRECTION: Egil Holmsen


VÄG UR EN KRIS

A film about the public construction policy for cities and how it is implemented in Uppsala.

SWEDEN 1949. 24 min. DIRECTION: Gunnar Skoglund


SOMMARDRÖM

A film that calls for responsible drinking.

SWEDEN 1959. 17 min. DIRECTION: Olle Hellbom

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