The Fight for Alta
The exhibit The Fight for Alta (15. June – 5. Sept) about the Alta controversy and civil disobedience challenges the students on what they would do for a cause close to their hearts.
The Alta controversy (1968-87) is the most contencious hydropower development in Norway. For 15 years activists fought for Sami and environmental interest against the project. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has together with Anno Norwegian Forest Museum and Norwegian Hydropower and Industrial Museum created a wandering exhibit and online resource. The Museum of Justice contributed with photos and objects.
At the Museum of Justice the exhibit has been expanded with a short film, information and photos of Sami rights and other cases of civil disobedience, as well as activities, objects and an educational program.
Length: 2 class hours
The students will have a tour of the exhibit before their are challenged on civil disobedience. The activities are both group and individual.
- Were there any winners of this symbolically important case?
- What is civil disobedience?
- Which role does sivil disobedience play in a democratic society?
- Would you break the law for a cause?
Group 7-15 people
Large group 15-30 people
Groups smaller than 7 or with special needs please contact us for pricing.
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Foto: Alta Museum