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Land Of Promise - The British Docum (Uk Import) -
Releasedatum: 15 november 2010

Featuring 40 films over four DVDs, this extensive collection is a major retrospective of the British documentary film movement during its period of great influence. These films many of which are available here for the first time since their original release capture the spirit and strength, concerns and resolve of Britain and its people before, during and after the Second World War.

These diverse and compelling films are fascinating historical documents, bearing witness to the social and industrial transformations of the rapidly changing world. Using poetry, dramatic reconstruction, modernist techniques and explicit propaganda, the filmmakers found fresh, news ways to get their message across.

Extra Features:

Includes fully illustrated 96 page perfect bound book with contextualising essays on all of the films

Includes interviews with some of the directors featured on the discs

Includes a 15 minute film of John Grierson (the father of documentary) at the National Film Theatre in 1959

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