Best Documentary Movies of 1948
Toward Independence is a 1948 American short documentary film about the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries.
XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport
A documentary covering the 1948 Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and London, England.
Meet the Pioneers
Lindsay Anderson's first feature, a documentary about the origin and processes of the Richard Sutcliffe Limited underground-conveyor company.
A Plan to Work On
Documentary on town planning in which an architect looks at the history of Dunfermline, Scotland and its possible future development.
Going to Blazes!
This Theatre of Life series short, produced with the cooperation of the Los Angeles Fire Department, emphasizes fire safety and fire prevention. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the switching system used to dispatch the proper equipment to fires, as well as a look at life in the fire station and fire fighter training.
This Pete Smith Specialty short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Ice Capades practices with ice skating favorites of the time.
A documentary picture about Finnish Americans. A husband, wife, and a daughter are travelling in the "Wonderland of the West" meeting many Finnish immigrants.
Lisboa de Hoje e de AmanhÃ£
Recent population growth in the capital leads to an ambitious development plan, involving public and private initiative as documented here, pinpointing over 60 locations (streets, roads, parks, schools) being modernized or built anew. The narrative and soundtrack are grandiloquent, in the propaganda style required by the Producer (the Municipal Council of Lisbon, then directly dependent of the national government), but the images and data are now of historical relevance.
The Friendship Train
This short film details the history of the 'Friendship Train', created, following the end of World War II, to travel across the United States to collect food for war ravaged countries in Europe.
Will It Happen Again?
An account of Adolf Hitler's rise and fall, his relationship with Eva Braun and their days of leisure at the Berghof, their Bavarian residence.