Filming our Greatest Generation

Filming our Greatest Generation
Filming our Greatest Generation




50 minutes


Based on a true story, Documentary, Short Films



This BBC2 Learning film is a compilation of short documentaries made by schoolchildren from across the UK, as part of Into Film’s Make Film–Greatest Generation project. Through interviews with the wartime generation combined with wonderful archive footage from the BFI and British Council, it tells the life stories of some of the extraordinary last survivors from this era. The film also highlights some useful top tips for filmmaking and would be a great way to introduce film projects to young people of any age.

Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films. Start a film club today



This film programme has not been classified by the BBFC. Into Film suggest the films are engaging for ages 7+.

Children watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class


Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make film. Start yours today. 

Young people watching old film in a club

Do I need a licence?

Information on which licences you need to show films in your education setting.

Group of children watching films in a sports hall

How to find films

Access films easily and legally to show in your education setting.

Still from training video - kids in class.


Learn to use film to raise literacy attainment and engage students.

What our educators say

"We are currently screening The Wizard of Oz, profound film that it is, and the last film Wall-E. It's been rewarding observing the KS1 6 year olds run the gamut of emotions from wonder to sadness to joy. "

- Mark Ellis, Teacher, ChristChurch C of E Primary School, London