Give them a chance: we very much regret

United Kingdom, 1959

Film
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This film was made in a refugee camp in Europe to show conditions in which the refugees have been living for many years. It depicts, as an almost everyday incident, the bitter disappointment felt by a refugee family when their application to go overseas is turned down. Includes a statement by the High Commissioner for Refugees on the efforts made by his office to clear the camps in Europe by the end of 1960.

Credits

director

Michael Palmer

producer

Stanley Wright

production company

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Rank Screen Services

Language

English

Duration

00:15:53:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30297

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Refugee camps

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Europe

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homeless persons

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homelessness

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Refugee camps

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Refugees

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United Nations

History → Europe - History - 20th century

History → Refugee camps

History → Refugees

History → United Nations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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