Who Were We? The British Council Film Collection Unveiled

Curators and programmers join broadcaster Francine Stock to discuss the documentary output of the British Council, who produced over 125 cultural propaganda films celebrating 'Britishness' during the 1940s. Shown across the world, the films showed an idyllic (and, often, unintentionally humorous) side to British culture, counteracting the Nazi propaganda being made at the time.

BFI senior curator (non-fiction) Patrick Russell places the films in the context of the British documentary movement and points out the filmmakers who started out at the Council. The collection can be viewed on the British Council website


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