Citizens of the Future

Fremtidens Borgere
(Theodor Christensen, DK, 1946)

A law was passed in 1942 by which a new type of school was established with the aim of giving untrained youths at the age of 15-18 years a chance of getting a certain training and skill at some profession as well as some cultural and social enlightenment. The film describes life at such schools and shows both manual training and the teaching of sociology and history. The background of the founding of the schools is the occupation with the black-out and with the contrast between Danes and Germans.

Production company Minerva Film for Dansk Kulturfilm
Distributor Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau and Statens Filmcentral
Release date and place 27.6. 1946 / Bella

Directed by

Theodor Christensen Director 


Theodor Christensen Screenwriter

Produced by

Torben Madsen  Head of Production 

Cinematography by

Peter Winkel  Director of Photography
Jørgen Roos Photography
Ove Sevel Assistant

Sound by

Børge Halleberg  Sound

Music by

Kai Rosenberg Composer


Carl Th. Dreyer Research and 2.unit


Knud Pheiffer Speaker
Tove Bang Speaker
Albert Mertz Young man

Theodor Christensen



Other titles 
Fremtidens Borgere (DK - original title)
Ungdommen, Skolen og Folkestyret


Running time 
39 min.

Technical data 
35 mm - 1,37:1 - s/h - sound