Norway House welcomes you to join us for a viewing of “The Teacher’s Protest.” The documentary tells the true story of teachers in occupied Norway and their fight to resist teaching Nazi ideas in their classrooms.
Erik Brakstad, whose grandfather was one of the protesting teachers, will introduce the film and host a Q & A after the film.
Find links for the trailer and read the full description below!
Popcorn provided with the ticket purchase
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.
Following successful launches in the UK and Norway, the documentary weaves together archive footage, first-hand testimony and the skilful animation of Herlov Åmland’s 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.
Documentary Feature Running Time 78 minutes
Produced and directed by Jon Seal
Featuring the drawings of Herlov Åmland
Production company Gathering Light Films