Picture Stories
  • Directors(s)

    Rob West

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    73m

  • Cast

    Homer Sykes, David Hurn, Daniel Meadows

Film

Picture Stories

mild sex references, references to discrimination, language

PICTURE STORIES is a documentary about the history of the British photography magazine ‘Picture Post’.

  • Directors(s)

    Rob West

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    73m

  • Cast

    Homer Sykes, David Hurn, Daniel Meadows

discrimination

Images of a historical magazine article condemning the Nazi regime feature photographs of property damage in the aftermath of Kristallnacht, including sight of a shop defaced with antisemitic graffiti. A headline from the article quotes Nazi propaganda describing Jewish people as “the contaminated race”. There is also discussion of the racism faced by Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s, with uses of the outdated term ‘coloured’. In another scene a man uses the outdated term “Red Indian headdress” to describe a photo of a child wearing a fancy-dress war bonnet. The film does not condone discrimination.

language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language (‘bloody’, ‘piss’).

sex

In one segment the magazine is criticised for “becoming almost a girly magazine” and focusing gratuitously on images that featured “a flash of thigh or a glimpse of cleavage”; this discussion is illustrated by historical photos of women in lingerie. There is also also mild verbal reference to a woman in another set of photos as a ‘prostitute’.


There are brief images of buttock nudity in black-and-white photos of a nude model posing for classical-style paintings, as well as natural breast nudity in grainy photos of a woman bathing. Another photo shows a boxer reacting to a punch, without sight of injuries.
UseRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
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Picture StoriesVOD/Streaming73m 0sShip of Life Films04/06/2021
  • Classified date

    04/06/2021

  • Language

    English