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Listen to Britain 2017

Celebrating 75 years since Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister’s original film, BBC Four and BFI NETWORK, in association with Wingspan Productions, have partnered to offer the next generation of UK filmmakers the opportunity to present their diverse and unique perspectives on modern Britain.

Taking inspiration from the original Listen to Britain – a poetic collage of British life which pioneered a new form of documentary filmmaking – twelve filmmakers have created a compelling collection of short films that take the original idea in new and exciting directions.

Through animation, montage, poetry, archive and specially shot footage, these up-and-coming filmmakers ask us to think about Britain today, and give voice to those we might otherwise fail to hear.
 

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Listen to Britain
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Listen to Britain

Government sponsored film194220 mins

Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister's masterly collage of the various people and classes of Britain - at home and at work, at war and at peace - is one of the great films of war-time Britain.

Voices of Britain
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Voices of Britain

Short documentary201710 mins

A tapestry of images woven together by snippets of interviews, musings on memory, identity and our perception of the self, exploring what it means to be an individual in a collective society.

The Silent Roars
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The Silent Roars

Short documentary201710 mins

Four of the internet's biggest female stars reveal how their followers are shaping them.

That Yorkshire Sound
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That Yorkshire Sound

Short documentary20173 mins

An audio-driven animated documentary covering a day of life in Yorkshire.

Listen To Bridgeton
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Listen To Bridgeton

Short documentary20178 mins

Documentary which explores the last corporation bus garage in Glasgow.

Maesteg
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Maesteg

Short documentary201711 mins Location: Maesteg

A day in the life of a taxi driver in Maesteg, an ex-mining town in the Welsh valleys.

Clash
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Clash

Short documentary20178 mins

Clash is a short experimental documentary critiquing the lack of diversity in on-screen representation in Britain today.

Accents Speak Louder than Words
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Accents Speak Louder than Words

Short documentary201710 mins

Can accent training help avoid discrimination for Kasha who has lived in UK for 27 years?

From HK to MK
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From HK to MK

Short documentary201710 mins

A mixed race son visits his Chinese father in Milton Keynes.

India Hope: A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Woman
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India Hope: A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Woman

Short documentary20176 mins

A portrait of India Hope, a 24-year-old female poet with Down's syndrome.

In Other Words
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In Other Words

Short documentary201710 mins

Three young London poets reveal their personal struggles with mental illness.

Learning to Swim
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Learning to Swim

Short documentary201711 mins

In a time of uncertainty, Ingrid welcomes a Syrian refugee into her home and finds hope.

Eric
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Eric

Short documentary201710 mins

A unique view of Britain today, through the eyes of one very special therapy dog.