Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict

  • 2013 105 minutes

    Feature length documentary drama.

    Benjamin Britten - Peace and Conflict, is a feature length drama documentary which explores the way in which Britten's pacifist beliefs developed from a young man's curiosity about communism and its links with pacifism, to a gradual realisation that politicising the peace movement, at the time a reaction to the fascist threat, was for him, not the answer. This led to Britten's adoption of what might be called a 'pure' pacifism, which informed so many of his compositions from the mid-nineteen forties onwards, culminating in the War Requiem.

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