Politics on Film? Yes please!

Politics on Film? Yes please!

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
Ingmar Bergman

Film has captured our attention for generations. From footage on the battlefield to elections and assassinations, we turn to the reel and relive the moments that have so prominently defined the world we live in today. With politics at the forefront of our culture, check out these hand picked clips from our archive that will take you on a journey through history.

Women get the vote in the US, c.1920 / Bridgeman Images
Women get the vote in the US, c.1920
The Great Depression in America: Roosevelt, migrant farm labour in 1930s California, slums and gangsters, Eleanor Roosevelt
The Great Depression in America: Roosevelt, migrant farm labour in 1930s California, slums and gangsters, Eleanor Roosevelt
Sir Winston Churchill - speeches and conferences, WWII
Sir Winston Churchill – speeches and conferences, WWII
End of the Second World War celebrations, German civilians forced to see the aftermath of Nazi crimes, Berghof destroyed
End of the Second World War celebrations, German civilians forced to see the aftermath of Nazi crimes, Berghof destroyed
 Part one, 2nd presidential campaign debate Kennedy - Nixon, 1960
Part one, 2nd presidential campaign debate Kennedy – Nixon, 1960
Cuban Missile Crisis, Castro, Kennedy and Khrushchev / Buff Film & Video Library
Cuban Missile Crisis, Castro, Kennedy and Khrushchev / Buff Film & Video Library
The Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy / 1963
The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy / 1963
Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Luther King present, African Americans voting
Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Luther King present, African Americans voting
Black Panther Party Members, street scenes, California 1969
Black Panther Party Members, street scenes, California 1969
Iranian Revolution 1979, US Hostages, President Carter speaking at desk
Iranian Revolution 1979, US Hostages, President Carter speaking at desk

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