The Way We Live (1946)


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The Way We Live (1946)

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Join Dr Stephen Essex (University of Plymouth), Dr Hollie Price (University of Sussex) and Dr Sadie Wearing (London School of Economics) for the screening of ‘The Way We Live’, Jill Craigie’s fascinating film released in 1946 about plans to rebuild Plymouth after World War II.

Director: Jill Craigie
Cast: Peter Willes, Francis Lunt, Verena Chaffe, Patsy Scantlebury, June Riddolls
Running time: 64 mins

Venue: Plymouth Arts Cinema
Ticket information: £4 (no further discounts apply)

This screening is part of the Making the Grade: Women Directing Documentary, Past and Present Film Weekend, organised by the Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth, with several events taking place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November.

Directors UK (2018) reports an almost 10% decline in the number of women directing factual programming in recent years. What factors are driving this and how have individual women managed to forge careers in this sector?

We will use the career of Jill Craigie (1911 - 99) as a springboard to explore how far things have changed since she started as one of the UK’s first female documentary directors, with contributions from women film-makers from the South West and nationally. Jill Craigie directed a series of films in the 1940s including 'The Way We Live' (1946), a film which tried to foreground women's perspectives on the plan to rebuild Plymouth after the World War Two. After her success in the war and post-war period, she had few opportunities to direct again, until, propelled by anger at the fate of the people of Dubrovnik during the war in Yugoslavia, she made 'Two Hours from London' at the age of 84.

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 Saturday 23rd Nov 2019  2:00pm
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