UK Premiere: Listen to Britain 2017
A modern version of Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister’s 1942 film collage depicting diverse British life.
Total runtime 140min
Celebrating 75 years since Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister’s original Listen to Britain – a poetic collage of British life which pioneered a new form of documentary filmmaking – BBC Four and BFI NETWORK, in association with Wingspan Productions, partnered to offer the next generation of UK filmmakers the opportunity to present their diverse and unique perspectives on modern Britain. The result is Listen to Britain 2017, a compelling collection of short films that take the original idea in new and exciting directions. Through animation, montage, poetry, archive and specially shot footage, these up-and-coming filmmakers ask us to think about Britain today, and give voice to those we might otherwise fail to hear.