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Industrial Britain (1931)

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Ah, PROPOGANDA! See one of the early propaganda films--worth the viewing
9 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Grierson set out to make "propaganda," and this film--with it's voice-over proclaiming the great value of the British industrial worker, without a hint of ambiguity or doubt--fits that category well. The authoritatarian narrator feels out-of-date and unsophisticated, but the footage is well shot and interesting, and the transparency of the propaganda aspect is almost a reflief at a time when so many films have hidden agendas.


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