The Danish Film Institute last week announced a new streaming service called Denmark on Film, which provides historical documentary film footage from 1905-1965. The website is available for everyone around the world.
Apart from making films available online, the DFI is inviting its users to help write history. “Danmark på film” features an interactive map of Denmark that makes it easy to find film clips from specific towns or regions. Users can contribute their own stories and historical knowledge, make clips from the films and share them with others.
Danish Film Institute CEO Henrik Bo Nielsen says about the new site:
“Films on social media and YouTube are a goldmine of knowledge about contemporary life that our descendants will look at with wonder and nostalgia. But Danes were filming things big and small long before the Internet. The Film Archive holds a wealth of documentary footage, a selection of which has now been made freely available. It is our ambition to digitise a lot more historical footage in the future. At ‘Danmark på film’ we invite the public to experience, share and tell Danish history together with us.”
(Source: The Danish Film Institute)
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