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'Our film', 1942

This is the earliest film which we have digitised. It was financed and produced by the workers and technicians of Denham Film Studios in order to promote "Anglo-Soviet Unity and Victory over Fascism" (according to the label on the ‘can’).

It features the workers and management of a British factory discussing the formation of a works production committee and ends with a Soviet trade union delegate telling them to get on with it in a vaguely Germanic accent. The actors, composer, musicians and various film companies all gave their services free as a contribution to the war effort.

From the papers of David Michaelson, trade unionist and Communist [MSS.233/12].