We Shall Overcome
Filmfest 2006

Thirteen-year-old Frits has fallen out of favor with the headmaster of his provincial school. The year is 1969. The world is changing rapidly and corporal punishment has been banned. The tyrannical headmaster, however, hasn’t bothered to notice. Frits’ mother has bought the family’s first television and he spends his summer holidays glued to the screen, fascinated by the winds of change. Martin Luther King’s speeches and dreams of a better world without repression and discrimination have armed Frits with courage and the desire to rebel. When the headmaster crosses the line while punishing Frits, the boy defies the authorities... The story is based on actual events.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Janus Dissing Rathke, Steen Stig Lommer, Bent Mejding, Jens Jørn Spottag, Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis

Credits

Director: Niels Arden Oplev