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Author: Basil Wright; Joris Ivens; Edgar Anstey; Festival Films.
Publisher: [Minnesota] : Festival films, [198-?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Night mail follows the nightly journal of the "postal special" from London to Glasgow. The second work, New earth, is about the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in Holland in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce. Housing problems is a documentary interview with people living in the slums of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Wright; Joris Ivens; Edgar Anstey; Festival Films.
OCLC Number: 28057787
Credits: Night mail : produced by Basil Wright and Harry Watt, directed by Basil Wright ; New earth : directed by Joris Ivens ; The song of Ceylon : produced by John Grierson, directed by Basil Wright ; Housing problems : produced by John Grierson, directed by Edgar Anstey.
Description: 1 videocassette (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Night mail (1936, 25, min.) --
New earth (1934, 23 min.) --
The song of Ceylon (1934, 40 min.) --
Housing problems (1935, 15 min.).
Other Titles: Night mail.
New earth.
Song of Ceylon.
Housing problems.

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Night mail follows the nightly journal of the "postal special" from London to Glasgow. The second work, New earth, is about the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in Holland in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce. Housing problems is a documentary interview with people living in the slums of London.

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