The British Empire in Colour (2002) [4eps complete]

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 The British Empire in Colour (2002) [4eps complete]
The British Empire in Colour (2002)
DVDRip | English | 48mn 57s | 432x320 | AVI XviD 1016 Kbps 29.970 fps | MP3 2.0 128Kbps 48.0KHz | 400MB/eps (4eps)
Genre: Documentary

"The British Empire in Colour" is a major series that examines the history and experience of the British Empire, from the perspectives of both the rulers and the ruled.

Rare and often very early color film from major archives and private collections gives a front-row view of history in the making : the Partition of India, the birth of the state of Israel, the Suez crisis, the rise of black nationalism in Africa, the handover of Hong Kong, and more. Personal letters and diary excerpts describe the experiences of the rulers and the ruled.

The British Empire brought education, technology, law, and democracy to the four corners of the globe. It also brought prejudice, discrimination, cultural bigotry, and racism. With an unblinking eye, this three-part series examines the complexities, contradictions, and legacies of empire, both positive and negative.

Most, if not all, of the footage shown was drawn from recently discovered film, all in original color, quite rare in the early days of filmmaking. The series begins in detail during the reign of King Edward VII, in the early 1900s, covering the circumstances which drew England into World War One, then shows the festivities celebrating the end of the war, along with a parade in Paris.

Narration is by Art Malik (The Jewel in the Crown).

 The British Empire in Colour (2002) [4eps complete]

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