Workers Films of the 'thirties (1981)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Terry Dennett

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1981

  • Genres

    Cinemagazine Documentary Newsreel

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Two-part compilation from the archives of the Film & Photo League with the Kino Group. Traces independent film making in UK 1935-39. The first part looks at how the League was set up in 1931 to bring together progressive film distributors. In doing that, it teamed up with Kino, a `committee for left wing film propaganda'. Includes archive footage of strikes, marches and demonstrations, including the May Day demo of 1932. The second part covers the period of the League's reorganisation in 1935 to its demise in 1939.

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