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All Lit Up

UK, 1958 (MIFF 1959, Programme 12)

Director: John Halas

Clever calypso verse makes up the accompaniment to yet another colourful and enlightening cartoon film by Halas and Batchelor.

The story surveys, briefly and wittily, the use of fire for warmth and comfort since the days of the Romans.

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UK, 1948
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Painter and Poet, No. 3: In Time of Pestilence

UK, 1951
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Painter and Poet, No 4: John Gilpin

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Shoemaker and the Hatter

UK, 1952
A defence of free trade. The hatter and the shoemaker are neighbours. The hatter makes one hat which he intends to sell at a high price; he secures a ban on the importation of hats. The shoemaker bel… More »

ANIMAL FARM

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