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.
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.
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.