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People’s Century (Parts 7-9)

Synopsis
A history of 20th century in 26 parts as seen from the point of view of ordinary people who have lived through the events. Includes interviews and extensive archive footage.
7 (producer: James DeVinney): How cinema extended its influence over the lives of ordinary people - from being a turn-of-the-century novelty to mass-entertainment medium.
8 (producer: Archie Baron): The depression era recalled by people from the USA, the UK and South America, who suffered during the 1930s after the Wall Street crash of 1929. Includes accounts of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the 1926 General Strike.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 165 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 from 25/10/95.
Documentation
Accompanying book available separately.
Subjects
History
Keywords
depression - economic; history of cinema; history of the 20th century; Nazi Germany; social history

Credits

Producer
Archie Baron; James DeVinney; Jonathan Lewis
Contributor
Peter Pagnamenta

Sections

Title
1927: great escape
Synopsis
7 (producer: James DeVinney): How cinema extended its influence over the lives of ordinary people - from being a turn-of-the-century novelty to mass-entertainment medium.

Title
1929: breadline
Synopsis
8 (producer: Archie Baron): The depression era recalled by people from the USA, the UK and South America, who suffered during the 1930s after the Wall Street crash of 1929. Includes accounts of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the 1926 General Strike.

Title
1933: master race

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Home Video

 

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