A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.
Closely involved with the modernist movement, Humphrey Jennings revolutionized the documentary genre by applying avant-garde techniques to the depiction of reality in his seminal film. Made for the Canadian public to show Britain’s effort in war, it is an evocative blend of nationalism and poetry.
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