This series of videos is for anyone who needs information on Denmark and the Danes."The Land of the Danes", "What does the Law Say?", "The Housing Market", "The Danish Family", "The Labour Market", "Health and Illness" and "Gender Roles-Men and Women at work and at home" each provide basic knowledge of an aspect of life in Denmark.
Besides a range of facts about the climate, the welfare state, and the way parliament works, we are also given an insight into the way the Danes think and behave. In The Danish Family, for example, we learn that children from broken homes, or families made up of children from different marriages, are by no means unusual, and that parents can still communicate even thought they are divorced. In the film about the housing market we are shown what to do if we need somewhere to live, and the problems attached to finding a home in Denmark.
The direction taken by each area is described in brief, partly by including its history. The language used is easy to understand, and the information provided is brought alive by fascinating, varied visuals.
Each film has an associated with a complete transcript of the dialogue which may be used in conjunction with Danish lessons in a number of ways. The films are distributed on video. Each video is between 25 and 40 minutes in length and costs DKK 510 plus MOMS. You can order them from Sfinx Film/TV.