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People’s Century (Parts 13-15)

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.
13 (producer: Jennifer Clayton): How Europe’s colonial empires struggled for independence. Witnesses tell of the inspiration of Gandhi in India in 1947, the expectations of Ghana, which gained independence in 1957, and the Mau Mau rebellion in 1950s’ Kenya.
14 (producer: Charles Furneaux): The story of nuclear energy and its impact on humanity, as told by scientists, witnesses of the first American atomic explosion, survivors of Hiroshima and Chernobyl.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 165 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 from 29/9/96.
Documentation
Accompanying book available separately.
Subjects
History
Keywords
colonial history; economic recovery; Gandhi, Mahatma K; Ghana; Hiroshima; history of the 20th century; Hong Kong; India; Japan; Kenya; Korea; Mau Mau; nuclear energy; nuclear weapons; Singapore; social history

Credits

Producer
Bill Treharne Jones; Charles Furneaux; Jennifer Clayton
Contributor
Peter Pagnamenta

Sections

Title
1947: freedom now
Synopsis
13 (producer: Jennifer Clayton): How Europe's colonial empires struggled for independence. Witnesses tell of the inspiration of Gandhi in India in 1947, the expectations of Ghana, which gained independence in 1957, and the Mau Mau rebellion in 1950s' Keny

Title
1945: fallout
Synopsis
14 (producer: Charles Furneaux): The story of nuclear energy and its impact on humanity, as told by scientists, witnesses of the first American atomic explosion, survivors of Hiroshima and Chernobyl.

Title
1951: Asia arising

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Home Video

 

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