The GPO Film Unit Collection, Volume One - Addressing The Nation

The GPO Film Unit Collection, Volume One - Addressing The Nation
The GPO Film Unit Collection, Volume One - Addressing The Nation

Year

1933

Duration

300 minutes

Genres

Documentary, Short Films

Language

English

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Synopsis

Way before the internet dominated the world's communications, the humble British postal service spawned an industry all of its own. Back in 1933, the General Post Office (GPO) founded the GPO Film Unit to alert everyone to its services - and hired some of the greatest young British filmmakers and artists around as it encouraged radical new ways of making films. The black and white shorts that came about as a result are fascinating, presenting a world that has been almost forgotten - but doing so in a daring, forward-looking style. Addressing The Nation is the first in a series of box sets that lovingly collect some of the greatest moments in a brilliant chapter in British film history.

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