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Most leading documentarians in Britain today are women. The Camera is Ours tells the story of some of the key female pioneers of the British documentary movement beginning in the 1930s and culminating in the late sixties. It's a story that is beautifully captured in the collections held by the BFI National Archive, now available to audiences via this new collection.

This 2-disc set will feature a selection of films made between 1935 and 1967, newly remastered in partnership with The Film Foundation and featuring directors including Marion Grierson, Ruby Grierson, Jill Craige, Evelyn Spice, Sarah Erulkar, Margaret Thomson and Kay Mander.

The Films

  • Beside the Seaside (Marion Grierson, 1935, 23 mins)
  • Behind the Scenes (Evelyn Spice, 1938, 17 mins)
  • They Also Serve (Ruby Grierson, 1940, 9 mins)
  • The English Inn (Muriel Box, 1941, 11 mins)
  • Birth-day (Brigid 'Budge' Cooper and Mary Beales, 1945, 22 mins) 
  • Homes for the People (Kay Mander, 1945, 23 mins)
  • Children of the Ruins (Jill Craigie, 1948, 11 mins)  
  • The Troubled Mind (Margaret Thomson, 1954, 20 mins)
  • Something Nice to Eat (Sarah Erulkar, 1967, 21 mins)

Extras:

  • Independent Miss Craigie (Lizzie Thyne, 2020, 93 mins): drawing on the director's unseen papers, along with her films, letters, photographs and interviews to reveal Jill Craige's energetic struggles to get her radical films made and distributed. Featuring narration by Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter)
  • Booklet featuring new essays on all of the films included
studio:
  • BFI
Run Time:
  • 157 mins approx
Director:
  • Various
Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • N/A
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1935
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • BFI

The Camera Is Ours: Britain's Women Documentary Makers

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Most leading documentarians in Britain today are women. The Camera is Ours tells the story of some of the key female pioneers of the British documentary movement beginning in the 1930s and culminating in the late sixties. It's a story that is beautifully captured in the collections held by the BFI National Archive, now available to audiences via this new collection.

This 2-disc set will feature a selection of films made between 1935 and 1967, newly remastered in partnership with The Film Foundation and featuring directors including Marion Grierson, Ruby Grierson, Jill Craige, Evelyn Spice, Sarah Erulkar, Margaret Thomson and Kay Mander.

The Films

  • Beside the Seaside (Marion Grierson, 1935, 23 mins)
  • Behind the Scenes (Evelyn Spice, 1938, 17 mins)
  • They Also Serve (Ruby Grierson, 1940, 9 mins)
  • The English Inn (Muriel Box, 1941, 11 mins)
  • Birth-day (Brigid 'Budge' Cooper and Mary Beales, 1945, 22 mins) 
  • Homes for the People (Kay Mander, 1945, 23 mins)
  • Children of the Ruins (Jill Craigie, 1948, 11 mins)  
  • The Troubled Mind (Margaret Thomson, 1954, 20 mins)
  • Something Nice to Eat (Sarah Erulkar, 1967, 21 mins)

Extras:

  • Independent Miss Craigie (Lizzie Thyne, 2020, 93 mins): drawing on the director's unseen papers, along with her films, letters, photographs and interviews to reveal Jill Craige's energetic struggles to get her radical films made and distributed. Featuring narration by Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter)
  • Booklet featuring new essays on all of the films included
studio:
  • BFI
Run Time:
  • 157 mins approx
Director:
  • Various
Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • N/A
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1935
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • BFI
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