My Childhood (1972)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 48 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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My Childhood is an award-winning black-and-white film which recounts director Bill Douglas' experiences as a child in Scotland during World War II. The movie was shot in the same locations he lived in as a boy. In the film, the boy lives with his half-brother and grandmother in a remote mining village. The bleakness of their lives is brightened by their friendship with a German P.O.W. This short film is the first of three dealing with director Douglas' Scottish childhood. The other two are My Ain Folk and My Way Home.

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war, boy, Britain, brother, childhood, enemy, friendship, Germany, grandmother, half-brother, MIA (Missing in Action), POW (Prisoner of War), prison, project [plan]