Youth House 69

Documentary

The story from inside the “Youth House 69” until it was levelled to the ground – culminating in the biggest riots in Denmark since World War II.

Youth House 69

Youth House 69

Mads is gay and he is left activist in the Youth House. Through Mads, we follow the last six months of the dramatic Youth House history – seen through the eyes of the youths. We are close to their struggle, which ends with the Police clearing house and fierce fighting in the streets of Copenhagen.

The Youth House had functioned as an underground scene venue for music and rendezvous point for varying autonomen and leftist groups from all over the world until it was torn down.

The camera follows the activists from demonstrations to TV debates and to isolation in the barricaded squat. We are shown images from the many meetings and preparations on the roof of the building – and we are there during the violent moments when the police storm the building.

This award-winning documentary shows sides of the activists that go beyond the usual media images. Gone are the black hoods and Molotov cocktails. Instead, we follow a group of flesh-and-blood young people who are concerned for their house and the fond sense of community it represents to them.This award-winning documentary shows sides of the activists that go beyond the usual media images. Gone are the black hoods and Molotov cocktails. Instead, we follow a group of flesh-and-blood young people who are concerned for their house and the fond sense of community it represents to them.

Director Nikolaj Viborg
Producer Søren Steen Jespersen
Produced by Bastard Film for DR and NRK
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2008
Original Title 69 - Ungeren indefra
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