Les États généraux du film documentaire 2008 Doc History: Great Britain Words for Battle

Words for Battle
Humphrey Jennings
1941 - Grande-Bretagne - Noir & Blanc - 8'

The film combines the quintessence of Jennings' love of England with a plea for help from the USA. It comprises seven short pieces of prose and poetry: William Camden, Milton, Blake, Browning, Kipling, Wordsworth and Abraham Lincoln. The accompanying images do not merely illustrate the words but resonate with them and provide new associations. Readings by Laurence Olivier. This film is also known as For Us the Living.

Sound : Ken Cameron
Editing : Stewart McAllister
Production : Crown Film Unit
Distribution : BFI (fleur.buckley@bfi.org.uk, +44 (020) 7957 4709)