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Night mail. New earth. The song of Ceylon. Housing problems

Author: John GriersonBasil WrightHarry WattJoris IvensEdgar AnsteyAll authors
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Festival films, [19--?]
Series: Classic documentaries.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Night mail, a documentary, follows the nightly journey of the "postal special" from London to Glascow. New earth is a documentary on the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon is a documentary showing traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce. Housing problems is a documentary interview with people living  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Grierson; Basil Wright; Harry Watt; Joris Ivens; Edgar Anstey; Festival Films.
OCLC Number: 81152533
Notes: Videocassette release of 4 motion pictures produced as follows: Night mail in 1936 ; New earth in 1934 ; The song of Ceylon in 1935 ; Housing problems in 1935.
Credits: Night mail: produced by John Grierson, directed 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 format.
Series Title: Classic documentaries.
Other Titles: New earth.
Song of Ceylon.
Housing problems.

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Night mail, a documentary, follows the nightly journey of the "postal special" from London to Glascow. New earth is a documentary on the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon is a documentary showing 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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