Birgitte Sigmundstad

What we Talk About When we Talk About the War

In the show’s titular film Birgitte Sigmundstad follows a ninth-grade class at Skullerud secondary school in Oslo. We watch follow their history class and witness the students learning about the rise of Nazism, Quisling, the holocaust and the Norwegian resistance movement. Film and cinema are frequently used as an educational tool in schools and both the commercialization of the second world war and Hollywood’s treatment of the conflict both become a topic of discussion in class.

The show will also include several objects, images and films that relate to the war.