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Change for the Better? A: Britain in the 1930’s,

Synopsis
Video-based teaching pack looking at British life in the 1930s through archive film, textual data and personal accounts. Contains contemporary archive footage from the GPO Film Unit. The five units cover declining and emerging industries; work and umployment; housing, health and education; media, leisure and advertising; consumerism. Films included are Alberto Cavalcanti’s COAL FACE (1935), NEWS BY WIRE (1939), Humphrey Jennings’ SPARE TIME (1939), and excerpts from TODAY WE LIVE (1936), HOUSING PROBLEMS (1935), 40 MILLION PEOPLE (1936/1940), and A VISIT TO SUNNY SURREY (1935)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 82 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £15.00 (inclusive)
Documentation
Accompanying 37-page A4 booklet and work cards.
Uses
National Curriculum Key Stage 2 and above.
Subjects
History
Keywords
history of the 20th century; United Kingdom

Sections

Title
40 million people

Title
News by wire

Title
Today we live: a film of life in Britain

Title
Visit to sunny Surrey, A

Production Company

Name

University of Warwick

Phone
024 7652 4252
Fax
024 7652 3883
Address
Coventry
CV4 7AL

Sponsor

Name

Post Office

Distributor

Name

Any Other Business

Phone
01926 423782
Fax
01926 423782
Address
6 Regency House
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa CV32 4HD
Notes
See: Any Other Business
Name

Post Office Film & Video Library

Email
poes@edist.co.uk
Phone
01795 426465
Fax
01795 474871
Address
c/o Post Office Education Services
PO Box 145
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1NH
Notes
Contact: Barry Wiles

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