Familie & Skilsmisse

Dencik Lars & Wallerstein Judith S.

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates the experience of divorce for families, based on the documentary Stop nu krigen, mor og far (1), and the extent to which there are emotional consequences and if so, which ones. To analyze a documentary or any other text, the most important thing is the way we interpret the text. It is therefore of vital importance, that we become aware of the hermeneutical circle, to get an understanding of the interpretation process, to understand the deeper meaning of the text. We therefore use the hermeneutical method in our analysis of the documentary to look at how the filmic effects produces the family and their problems to get an understanding of how the documentary conveys the message to the viewers. By using the filmic analyze we open up for the most important themes of the documentary, and the themes provides a deeper analysis with the theories of Lars Dencik and Judith S. Wallerstein in mind. Dencik appears as the theoretical approach of the study, to bring a greater understanding of the changes in the society. Wallerstein appears with her age division and psychological task of divorce to go deeper into the psychological aspect of the importance of divorce for families. We can from the analysis conclude, that the divorce has great emotional impact on the family in the documentary. The oldest son Frederik suffers the most during the parent's controversy, because he does not manage to keep up with the everyday changing processes. The youngest son Kristoffer is better at adapting to the new changes and knows how to handle his feelings when his parents fight. In the documentary we see that the mother Mette is having a hard time getting through the divorce, because she has not developed the tools she needs to address the divorce and move forward. On the other hand the father Kristian has always been at the forefront of the decision about the divorce, because it was his decision and therefore it is easier for him adjusting to the changes, but he must have found it difficult to separate the family in the first place. Because of the individual population in Denmark today feel more empowered and able to stand on their own feet, the social changes in the society have a contributing factor to the rising divorce rate.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2015


  • Skilsmisse
  • Familie