Home » Arts & Entertainment » Movies » In the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Inuit children, assimilating them into Danish culture. More than half died before reaching adulthood.

In the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Inuit children, assimilating them into Danish culture. More than half died before reaching adulthood.

Eksperimentet

Eksperimentet (English: The Experiment) is a 2010 Danish drama film written and directed by Louise Friedberg, and starring Ellen Hillingsø. The film premiered on 28 August 2010 in the Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The release date of the film in Denmark was 9 September 2010.

Background

The film deals with a 1950s social experiment and the problem of cultural genocide in Greenland. In 1951 the Danish colonial authorities, with dubious consent from their parents or guardians, removed 22 Greenlandic Inuit children (9 girls and 13 boys) from their homes, relocating them to Denmark for adoption and education. The selected children, aged between 6 and 8, came from disadvantaged families; the government planned f… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

Leave a Comment