The Spirit of '45 (U)

spirit of 45

From the archive

This film was last shown on 17 July 2018

Showing as part of Pete McKee's latest exhibition, 'This Class Works': a personal perspective on the work and life of the working class. Pete draws on his own background which forms the subject of this new collection, offering an insight into the artist’s history and experience of the world he grew up in. See more information here: https://www.thisclassworks.com/

Pete McKee will join us on the night to introduce the screening.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.


Director
Ken Loach
Country
UK
Year
2013
Duration
94 mins

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