The silent village : the story of the men of Lidice who lit in fascist darkness a lamp that shall never be put out / a British Ministry of Information film ; produced by the Crown Film Unit ; with the collaboration of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the South Wales Miners Federation, and the people of the Swansea and Dulais Valleys.
- Main contributor
Made as a warning to the English people, this film re-enacts, in a Welsh mining town, the events that took place in the Czechoslovakian mining town of Lidice, which resisted the Nazis in subversive ways and was eventually wiped out. Jennings gives a romantic portrait of town life which is interrupted by the arrival of the Nazis who remain anonymous enemies.
Jennings, Humphrey; Fowle, Chick, 1915-1995; McAllister, Stewart; Great Britain. Ministry of Information.; Great Britain. Crown Film Unit; Czechoslovakia. Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí.; South Wales Miners' Federation.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Crown Film Unit
War films.; Documentary-style films.; Propaganda films.; Short films.
Lidice Massacre, Lidice, Czech Republic, 1942; World War, 1939-1945
- Physical Description
1 film reel (33 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
DVD copy available.
Producer and director, Humphrey Jennings; photographer, H. E. Fowle; editor, Stewart McAllister.
In English and Welsh.
Statement of Responsibility
a British Ministry of Information film ; produced by the Crown Film Unit ; with the collaboration of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the South Wales Miners Federation, and the people of the Swansea and Dulais Valleys.
- Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7811279; OCLC: ocn898207660; OCLC: 898207660