Alberto Cavalcanti

Born: 6 February 1897, Rio de Janeiro
Died: 23 August 1982, Paris

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Highlighted works

  • Coal Face

    Coal Face

    This short but potent film is an official classic of the British documentary movement, and an ‘oratorio of coal mining’.

  • The First Days

    The First Days

    This very accomplished documentary is an evocation of the spirit of London during the early days of WWII.

  • Roadways

    Roadways

    This little-known film makes the case for investment and legislation to benefit responsible road users – including the film’s sponsor, the General Post Office.

  • Granton Trawler

    Granton Trawler

    A small dragnet fishing vessel on the Viking Bank in the North Sea is the subject of this demonstration of the craft of documentary.

Filmography

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