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Films with a Mission: Medical Films from the Catholic Mission Archives

By Tom Baker The formerly narrow history of British documentary has been expanded greatly in recent years to allow room for early innovators of the form working outside the cinema space. Alongside better-known names such as John Grierson, Bill Mason, Lindsay Anderson and his Free Cinema associates, the re-release and reappraisal of educational features and shorts produced during the first half of the 20th century -- from those made by the GPO Film Unit and British Instructional Films up through to the government-funded Public Information Films of the sixties and seventies -- have offered up a fascinating parallel history in the evolution of documentary filmmaking…

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