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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.
Woman with a Movie Camera
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