Danish Women In The Resistance
A NEW THREE-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES ABOUT DANISH WOMEN IN THE RESISTANCE
It has taken many years for them to come out into the open, but now a group of women have agreed to tell the dramatic story about the last years of World War II and their dangerous work in the Danish Resistance Movement. The purpose of the series is to change the current picture of the Danish Resistance Movement, seen as an army of young men wearing cotton coats and broad-brimmed hats. The fact is that women also participated at all levels in the fight for freedom. Some of them were gradually involved in the
actual resistance, participating in large-scale operations. Others transported weapons, hid refugees, fellow resisters and Englishmen, tracked down informers, procured false identity papers, and took part in liquidations. We have chosen a selection of clips from the interviews conducted by Pia Friis Laneth with over 15 different women. The series has received financial support from sources including DR K, The Velux Foundation, the Danish Film Directors, and the Danish Union of Journalists.