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Blog / March 6, 2013 / The Spirit of ’45

Creative England is proud to have supported Ken Loach’s impassioned new documentary The Spirit of ’45, released in cinemas on March 15.

The feature length documentary is about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative.

The Spirit of ’45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

On March 17, a Q&A with Loach at the Ritzy in London is being broadcast simultaneously to more than 40 other cinemas across the UK.

What would your life have been like in the 40s? Answer these five questions to create a graphic of what your life would have been like back in 1945.

The Spirit of ’45 is produced by Sixteen Films and Fly Film and was supported by the BFI Film Fund, Film4.0 and Creative England.