The GPO Film Unit Collection
Created in 1933, the GPO Film Unit was one of the most remarkable creative institutions that Britain ever produced.
A hotbed of artistic talent, it provided a springboard to many of the most acclaimed figures in the British Documentary Movement and beyond, including John Grierson, Alberto Cavalcanti, Humphrey Jennings, Lotte Reiniger, Len Lye and Norman McLaren. The selected films below showcase the varying experimental directions explored by the Film Unit, and also illustrate its attraction to a range of creative figures including Benjamin Britten and WH Auden, collaborators on the Unit’s best loved work, Night Mail.Read more Close
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Documentary193624 mins Location: Euston Sta
The flagship of the GPO Film Unit's output and a cornerstone of British documentary, featuring music by Benjamin Britten and the verse of W.H. Auden.