Celebrating 75 years since Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister’s original film, Listen to Britain, BBC Four and BFI NETWORK, in association with Wingspan Productions, have partnered to offer the next generation of UK filmmakers the opportunity to present their diverse and unique perspectives on modern Britain.
Taking inspiration from the original Listen to Britain – a poetic collage of British life which pioneered a new form of documentary filmmaking – twelve filmmakers have created a compelling collection of short films that take the original idea in new and exciting directions.
We will be screening three of these documentary shorts:
Eric – A unique view of Britain today, through the eyes of one very special therapy dog. Directed by Florence Kennard.
Voices of Britain – A tapestry of images woven together by snippets of interviews, musings on memory, identity and our perception of the self, exploring what it means to be an individual in a collective society. Directed by Alex Campbell.
Maesteg – A day in the life of a taxi driver in Maesteg, an ex-mining town in the Welsh valleys. Directed by Theodore Tennant.
Alex and Theodore will be joining us for a discussion after the film, chaired by filmmaker and programmer Sasha Imani.