Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The history of non-fiction filmmaking is profiled in British Documentary Movement, Vol. 2: England in the Thirties. With the introduction of this new style of movie, veteran directors began to pool ideas. Alberto Cavalcanti lent his avant-garde style to the genre while working with John Grierson and Harry Watt. His influence can be seen in Granton Trawler and Pett and Pott. Watt's North Sea is also shown as an example of the unique combination of documentary and narrative form.
Britain, filmmaker, Modernism, movement [social change], short-films