HOMES FOR THE PEOPLE

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: HOMES FOR THE PEOPLE

Reference number: 0888

Date: 1947c

Director: d. Kay Mander

Sponsor: Daily Herald

Production company: Basic Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.04 mins

Description: A discussion of the problems of housing in poverty stricken areas of Britain. [Incomplete]

The British Fim Institute preserve the complete film. Further information about this film from the British Film Institute can be found here: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/561702/index.html [last accessed 2/10/2017]

Credits: Made by Basic Films with the co-operation of:
Mrs Tasker of London
Mrs Pendlebury of Feltham
Mrs Wilson of Derby
Mrs Merrior of Moreton Pinkny
Mrs Collingbourn of Pontygwaith

Shotlist: Credits (.33); [Soundtrack only] (.51); Old drawings and prints of slum housing, pages of Parliamentary Acts (1.15); Long shots of terraced houses and housing blocks (1.34); Old terraced houses and shots of children and adults in poverty-stricken areas (1.55); A housewife scrubs her front step and seen at work in her home (2.14); Map of the UK (2.27); Block of flats in London (2.35); Mrs Tasker calls down to her children playing in the street below (2.50); In her kitchen, she talks about the condition of her flat, the problems and lack of facilities in the block (4.38); Long shot of Feltham estate in London and of Mrs Pendlebury pushing a pram (4.54); She talks about her home and the lack of facilities while doing her washing in the sink (7.16); Shots of tenements and slums in Derby streets. Mrs Wilson enters her house, talks about her home and the poor facilities while doing the washing-up (8.58); Shots of countryside village in Northamptonshire. The village of Moreton Pinkny. Mrs. Merriot discusses the problems of her house, particularly the lack of water and plumbing installations (11.20); Shots of Welsh valleys and mining villages, in particular Pontygwaith. Mrs Collingbourn relates the problems with her home, particularly the lack of cooking and bathroom facilities. (14.02); General views of city streets, slum dwellings and war damaged buildings (14.37); Shots inside old-fashioned dwellings (14.55); The commentary describes a "woman's eye view" of a house over shots of various domestic chores (15.19); The interviewees are shown in their ideal house and shots of healthier, more desirable types of housing. (17.33); Shots of dark closes, small rooms (17.47); One woman wonders when improvements will come (17.58); Shots of war damaged houses (18.04); [Incomplete]