This film is part of Free

The Way We Live

This stylish film shows the cramped life of one family in post-war Plymouth, and expands on the contentious plans for the city's rebuilding.

War 1946 64 mins


Drama and documentary are combined in this stylish and ambitious film in which 3000 local people took part. The film delves into the complexities of rebuilding a city, showing frustrations along the way as well as vivid scenes of family life in trying circumstances. Director Jill Craigie met her future husband, politician Michael Foot, while shooting.