Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War
Harry Birrell was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928. He spent his life recording incidents great and small. Home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry’s life was also filled with far away adventures. Matt Pinder’s beautifully composed, captivating documentary plunders the treasure trove of Harry’s 400 films and personal diaries to capture a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal. It’s one man’s cinematic vision of the 20th century and his own incredible journey through it. Narrated by Richard Madden.
“I'm Utterly blown away.... Humbled by what I saw and so moved... still contemplating that great man and what he went through.. It's nothing short of stunning...really. I cried like a baby at the end. It's really poked me and stirred something on a very deep level about my life and the legacy I want to leave. Thank you. And Well done!”