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Proud to be British

UK, 1973 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Nicholas Broomfield

Although shot in the small town of Beaconsfield, the film represents a general phenomenon found in the region referred to as the 'Home Counties' or the 'Stockbroker Belt'. This area clings to a way of life reminiscent of the time when Britain was at the 'peak of her achievement'—at the summit of her colonial power. Nevertheless, those nationalistic sentiments of courage, tenacity, the will to win, the will to rule, etc., continue to persist, and the film shows how these values are passed on and reiterated by the younger generation.

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