World of plenty / a Paul Rotha production ; written by Eric Knight ; a British Ministry of Information film.

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Main contributor
Rotha, Paul, 1907-1984.
Uses found footage and animated diagrams to discuss the production, distribution, and consumption of food; the pre-war problems of overproduction and the anomaly of glutted markets and hungry people; the control exercised over production and distribution during World War II, with special attention to the food supply in Britain and America; and to offer a picture of what might be done in the post-war period.
Rotha, Paul, 1907-1984.; Knight, Eric, 1897-1943.; Emmett, E. V. H.; Neurath, Otto, 1882-1945.; Boyd-Orr, John Boyd Orr, Baron, 1880-1971.; Horder, Thomas, 1871-1955.; Alwyn, William, 1905-1985.; Malleson, Miles.; Great Britain. Ministry of Information.; Paul Rotha Productions.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Paul Rotha Productions; Distributed by International Film Bureau
Educational films.; Propaganda films.; Nonfiction films.; Feature films.
Food supply; International cooperation; World War, 1939-1945
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (44 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Participant credits taken from BFI website.
DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Diagrams, Isotype Institute ; music, William Alwyn ; additional dialogue, Miles Malleson.


Commentary: Eric Knight, E.V.H. Emmett, Otto Neurath; on-screen participants: John Orr, Lord Horder, L.V. Easterbrook.

Statement of Responsibility

a Paul Rotha production ; written by Eric Knight ; a British Ministry of Information film.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7818283; OCLC: ocm08746784; OCLC: 8746784

Access Restrictions

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