To kill a child

Sweden, 1965

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Road safety film. Introduces, with apparent casualness, a young couple about to set off on a motoring trip and a little girl at play. Happy and relaxed, they are planning to make the most of a fine day. A few minutes later the child is dead and the holiday makers numb with shock. The very lack of sensationalism makes the events seem real, leaving one with a sense of lives devastated without warning by pointless, avoidable tragedy.



Gosta Werner

production company

Minerva Film






Black and White

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Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Road safety

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Traffic accidents - Prevention

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Automobile driver education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Safety education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Road safety

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Traffic accidents - Prevention

Short films

Short films → Short films - Sweden




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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