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Circular on the question of labour cinema propaganda, 1936

This circular was issued jointly by the Labour Party and the Trades Union Congress. It argues that, since the First World War, "film has become a weapon that can affect the minds of the multitude" and "can create bias against which neither reason nor rhetoric can prevail". Therefore, "in the interests of the Labour Movement, and of the working-class generally, it is imperative that Labour should organise its own Film Propaganda without delay", and form local film societies to spread the political message.

Included in a file on 'Trades Union Congress and labour movement propaganda films, 1930-1939', from the Trades Union Congress archives; document reference: MSS.292/675.752/4

Circular on the question of labour cinema propaganda, 1936