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Shadows of Progress - Documentary Film in Post-War Britain 1951 - 1977 (DVD)
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SHADOWS OF PROGRESS Documentary Film in Post-War Britain 1951-1977 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, places, values and industries in fresh and exciting ways. Out of the shadows cast by such celebrated documentarists as Humphrey Jennings and Paul Rotha 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. 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. This unique collection is the compelling companion to the acclaimed Land of Promise: The British documentary movement 1930-1950, also available on BFI DVD. Special features Perspectives on documentary filmmaking (2010, 43 mins): featuring new interviews with some of the directors 64-page illustrated booklet containing new essays from Lord David Puttnam, historian Dominic Sandbrook and other leading scholars Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps) UK | 1951 - 1977 | black & white, and colour | English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 828 minutes | 4 x DVD9 | various aspect ratios

Running Time: 828 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 12/04/2013

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