Swedish Cinema Alters History: Ingeborg Holm and the Poor Laws Debate

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Abstract

This article traces the reception of the the Swedish film Ingeborg Holm in 1913. The film created a fierce debate regarding the Swedish poor laws. This debate eventually led to changes in the law in 1918.

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  • Arts

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  • Ingeborg Holm, Swedish silent film, Victor Seastrom, poor laws, journalism
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
JournalScandinavica - International Journal of Scandinavian Studies
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes