The Spirit of ’45

Ken Loach

Duration: 90 mins

UK, 2013

Wed 27 November
18:00 –

The Void screening theatre, Sheffield Hallam University

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ’45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

  • The Spirit of 45 Dogwoof 1930 slums_copyright BBC
  • The Spirit of 45 Dogwoof VE Day Celebrations London 1945 copyright IWM