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Winner – Audience Award, UK Jewish Film Festival 2021

“★★★★ With photospread succinctness, Rob West’s inspiring documentary … lays out the case for Picture Post’s pioneeringly demotic photojournalism, high artistic credentials and impact on public policy.” – The Guardian

Established in 1938 by Hungarian Jewish refugee Stefan Lorant, Picture Post became an overnight success. Shaped by its founder and first editor’s liberal and progressive values, the iconic weekly magazine, which focused on the life of the common man, revolutionised not only Britain’s publishing world but also its politics and public life. Exploring their adoptive country from their distinct outsider’s perspective, Lorant and his team of influential photographers championed a fairer and more equal society, and led, even if indirectly, to Labour’s historic win over Churchill in the first election after the war. A journey back in time to one of the most dynamic and exciting eras in the country’s modern history.

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This film will include HoH subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing. Please note: there are some original captions that are part of of film and on some occasions these will overlap with the HoH subtitles.

Part of the Alan Howard International Documentary Film Strand