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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.
Date
1943
Main contributor
Jennings, Humphrey
Summary
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.
Contributors
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
Publisher
Crown Film Unit
Genres
War films.; Documentary-style films.; Propaganda films.; Short films.
Subjects
Lidice Massacre, Lidice, Czech Republic, 1942; World War, 1939-1945
Locations
Wales; Cwmgiedd
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Languages
English; Welsh
Physical Description
1 film reel (33 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Notes

DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Producer and director, Humphrey Jennings; photographer, H. E. Fowle; editor, Stewart McAllister.

Language Note

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