Landscapes and Livelihoods
A Festival of Films on Local Distinctiveness
Listen to Britain & A Diary for Timothy ( 60 minutes)
Thursday May 8th
Humphrey Jennings was the most distinguished British documentary film maker of the 20th century and the Museum of Bath at Work, as part of the Landscape and Livelihoods Film Festival is showing two of his films.,
Listen to Britain is a film of sounds made in 1943 and is one of the most famous British documentary films ever made. Humphrey Jennings’ masterful film of the sounds of Britain at War. Without any dialogue or narration the very essence of Britain is conjured from the recordings of film and sound.
The second film ‘ A Diary for Timothy’ charts the last six months of the Second World War played out against the first six months of a child’s life – Timothy’s. In reviewing the most momentous events of 1945 the post-war is laid open to the infant. From helplessness to hopefulness.
Admission is free and refreshments are available.