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or The Disappearing Documentary
An enquiry by Paul Ferris
The documentary film movement, which began in Britain in the early thirties, not only had a tremendous influence on film-making of all kinds and in all countries; by its films, of protest and poetry, it played its part in the social revolution of the forties. During the war and after it many documentaries were seen in the cinemas. Now many are still made, but scarcely any are seen by the public. For what purpose are they made, and who sees them? Can they-compare with films like Night Mail, Housing Problems, Fires Were Started, A Diary for Timolhy?
Paul Ferris sets out to answer these questions with the help of some pioneers:
John Grierson , Edgar Anstey
Sir Arthur Elton , Basil Wright some newer comers:
Lindsay Anderson
Geoffrey Busby Walter Lassally two public relations officers:
Derek Gladwell , Brian Trench


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Unknown: Lindsay Anderson
Unknown: Geoffrey Busby
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Unknown: Derek Gladwell
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