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Shadows of progress : documentary films in Post-War Britain 1951-1977

Publisher: [U.K.] : BFI, [2010].
Series: BFIVD, 825.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : English
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"As Britain emerged from the Second World War, new social, political and ideological challenges brought about inevitable and far-reaching change. With change came a need to look at, and engage with, the country's people and places, values and industries in fresh and exciting ways. Out of the shadows cast by such celebrated documentarians as Humphrey Jennings and Paul Rotha (whose work is explored in Land of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 695396564
Notes: Dual layer. DVD-9.
Aspect ratio: various.
DVD set accompanied by textbook.
Target Audience: Cert. 15.
Description: 4 DVD (828 min.) : sd., B7w & col.
Details: DVD Region 2.; B & w & Colour. PAL.
Contents: Disc 1. The island : David (1951) ; To be a woman (1951) ; The island (1952) ; The elephant will never forget (1953) ; Sunday by the sea (1953) ; Henry (1955) ; Foot and mouth (1955) ; Birthright (1958) ; They took us to the sea (1961) ; Faces of Harlow ( 1964) --
Disc 2. Return to life : Thursday's children (1954) ; People apart (1957) ; There was a door (1957) ; Return to life (1960) ; Four people (1962) ; A time to heal (1963) ; Time out of mind (1968) --
Disc 3. The shadow of progress : Three installations (1952) ; The film that never was (1957) ; Stone into steel (1960) ; From first to last (1962) ; People, productivity and change (1963) ; Shellarama (1965) ; Picture to post (1969) ; The shadow of progress (1970) --
Disc 4. Today in Britain : Today in Britain (1964) ; Portrait of Queenie (1964) ; I think they call him John (1964) ; Education for the future (1967) ; Tomorrow's Merseysiders (1974) ; Time of terror (1975) ; The Shetland experience (1977).
Series Title: BFIVD, 825.

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"As Britain emerged from the Second World War, new social, political and ideological challenges brought about inevitable and far-reaching change. With change came a need to look at, and engage with, the country's people and places, values and industries in fresh and exciting ways. Out of the shadows cast by such celebrated documentarians as Humphrey Jennings and Paul Rotha (whose work is explored in Land of Promise), emerged the likes of John Krish, Eric Marquis and Derrick Knight, each of whom employed bold and distinctive new techniques in order to tackle an increasingly diverse array of subjects. Until now, the films and filmmakers in this collection have been unjustly overlooked and under-appreciated. And yet the films presented here - commissioned by private industry, commercial sponsors, Government departments and independent charities - are every bit as inspired, ground-breaking and indispensable as anything produced by the Free Cinema or British documentary movements."--Container.

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