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Substitute teacher fired after showing a war movie to fourth graders

Lucie Rychla
October 8th, 2015


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Some students had nightmares and have been offered psychological help

‘Savior’ features Dennis Quaid as an American mercenary during the Bosnian War (photo: Lions Gate Films)

A substitute teacher from Gudumholm Skole near Aalborg has been fired for showing a war movie to fourth grade pupils aged 9 to 10 years old, reports TV2 Nord.

The teacher decided to supplement his Tuesday class on religion with the film ‘Savior’, which portrays the Bosnian War in the early 1990s and which is classified as suitable for viewers aged 15 years and more.

While some students were not affected by the movie, others experienced nightmares and have been offered psychological help.

Starring Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård and Nastassja Kinski, the movie ‘Savior’ tells the story of an American mercenary who is helping to escort a Serbian woman and her newborn child to a United Nations safe zone during the Bosnian War that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995.


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