Hippie - The Danish Caseaf Peter Øvig Knudsen
Censured by Apple and Facebook; this is the documentary book about the great Danish hippie experiment of the summer of 1970, written by award-winning author Peter Øvig. The book was removed from the iBook store and App Store because of photographs of naked or partly dressed hippies taken forty years ago. Since then, Facebook has also censured the images. The photographs, which were taken by some of Denmark’s leading photographers, went around the world. In this abbreviated English version of the two volume series, an international audience is now able to read the story behind the photographs. Day by day and in both text and images, the book follows the hippies in their attempt at creating a new society without leaders and laws in a deserted stretch of land in northern Denmark. The experiment ended in a violent clash with the local population.The book includes a preface on the Danish Case, as the EU parliament calls the censorship case.