Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 20th December / 2pm
Seomra Spraoi Cinema presents â€œ69â€, a new film about Ungdomshuset, the Danish Social Centre, featuring the period leading up to the 2007 eviction, the debates about the use of violence to defend the house, and the importance of such a space.
Showing at 3pm. Lunch served from 2pm
Suggested donation â‚¬3. More if you can afford it, less if you can’t.
Where: Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, off Upper Gardiner St
Ungdomshuset (literally “the Youth House”) was the popular name of the building formally named Folkets Hus (“House of the People”) located on Jagtvej 69 in NÃ¸rrebro, Copenhagen, which functioned as an underground scene venue for music and rendezvous point for varying anarchist and leftist groups from 1982 until 2007. On 1 March 2007 Ungdomshuset was cleared of its occupants by the police at about 7:00 in the morning, sparking days of intense rioting and giving birth to a widespread social movement that fought for a new space for alternative culture.
“69”, directed and shot by first-time filmmaker Nikolaj Viborg, looks at the dramatic events leading up to the authorities clearing Ungdomshuset on 1 March 2007 and the conflict that ensued. The film recently won the prestigious talent New Nordic Voices award at Nordisk Panorama 2008.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the film with volunteers from Ungdomshuset.