Churchill understood the power of films, but the true extent of his use of cinema as a propaganda tool is rarely explored. In 1934, one of Britain's most celebrated film producers, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor. It was the start of a unique collaboration as Churchill provided script notes for Korda's productions and penned an epic screenplay. When war broke out, their collaboration took on national importance.
"The best history documentaries are often those that skip the big pages and mine the footnotes for material. John Fleet's excellent hour-long film struck gold with the overlooked relationship between [Winston] Churchill and Alexander Korda." - Pat Stacey, Irish Independent
Directed by John Fleet
United Kingdom, 2019
Documentary, Jewish Culture, Film History, World War II