Dogwoof Films


An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society


1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.




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Upcoming Screenings

Thursday 01 May

Edinburgh – City Chambers – Popup Cinema Screening

Monday 23 June

Dublin – Ifi

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The Spirit of 45 is BIFA nominated

November 11th, 2013

Ken Loach's doc is up for Best British Documentary

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Dogwoof nominated for 5 Screen Awards

August 21st, 2013

We're up for distributor of the year!

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The Spirit of ‘45 captivates audiences across the country

June 26th, 2013

The Spirit of '45 trends across the UK!

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 report and photos!

June 17th, 2013

Find out our highlights of this years festival..

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Countdown to Sheffield Doc/Fest

June 5th, 2013

One week to go!

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Dogwoof films announced for Sheffield Doc/Fest

May 9th, 2013

Come and see one of our docs or pop along to Spirit of '45 Day

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The Spirit of ‘45 Day announced for Sheffield Doc/Fest

May 8th, 2013

The Spirit of '45 takes over the festival for a special event on 15th June

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The Spirit of 45 extras added to Vimeo on Demand

April 22nd, 2013

Watch the full interviews from Ken Loach's documentary...

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The Spirit of ‘45 Poster Competition

April 17th, 2013

Win a cinema poster signed by Ken Loach!

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Popup Cinema special offer for The Spirit of ‘45

April 15th, 2013

"This deserves to be seen in homes and schools alike"

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The Spirit of ‘45 DVD is released!

April 15th, 2013

Get your copy of Ken Loach's latest film now

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The Spirit of ‘45 now available on VOD

April 9th, 2013

Watch today on iTunes or Dogwoof.TV

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In memoriam - Harry Keen

April 8th, 2013

The Spirit of '45 contributor passes away

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What would your life be like without the Spirit of ‘45?

March 28th, 2013

See the Dogwoof team's My 45 results, and try to guess who's who

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Win a Club Verdell membership

March 27th, 2013

To celebrate the DVD release of The Spirit of '45 we have a special competition...

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Club Verdell membership - get The Spirit of ‘45 DVD one week early!

March 21st, 2013

Blag copies of our next 10 DVD releases with Club Verdell

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The Spirit of ‘45 simulcast is a sell out success!

March 18th, 2013

Cinemas nationwide streamed the film and Q&A to sold out audiences

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The Spirit of ‘45 opens in cinemas

March 15th, 2013

Read some of the reviews and book your tickets today...

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The Spirit of ‘45 - DVD extras confirmed

March 11th, 2013

Find our more about our special 2 disc DVD packed with extras

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The Spirit of ‘45 regional previews

March 7th, 2013

Ken Loach travels to Liverpool Cardiff and Derby to take part in Q&A events

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Digital project for The Spirit of ‘45 launches

March 4th, 2013

Find out what your life would be like without the Spirit of '45

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Ken Loach appears on Question Time

March 1st, 2013

The Spirit of '45 directors appearance gets him trending on Twitter

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The Spirit of ‘45 previews to parliament and school children

February 27th, 2013

Two special screenings go down a storm

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The Spirit of ‘45 nationwide satellite Q&A event on 17th March

February 25th, 2013

Tickets are on sale - book now to avoid disappointment

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Dogwoof Berlin 2013 report

February 15th, 2013

The Spirit of '45 premiered and we acquired the rights for Blackfish at this years Berlinale...

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The Spirit of ‘45 regional preview screenings

February 13th, 2013

Ask Ken Loach your questions in person in Liverpool, Cardiff and Derby.

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The Spirit of ‘45 world premiere in Berlin

February 11th, 2013

Our upcoming Ken Loach documentary screens at the Berlinale

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The Spirit of ‘45 gets a trailer and poster

February 7th, 2013

Watch the trailer for our upcoming Ken Loach documentary today!

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Club Verdell Membership offer

February 6th, 2013

Free Dogwoof bag and DVD for all new subscribers this month!

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4 Dogwoof films in the Borderlines Film Festival line-up

January 23rd, 2013

The Spirit of '45 is just one of the Dogwoof titles screening in the March festival

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The Spirit of ‘45 news

January 17th, 2013

News on our release of Ken Loach's documentary

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Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2013

Our highlights from 2012 and ones to watch in 2013...

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New acquisition - The Spirit of ‘45

November 15th, 2012

We are very excited to be releasing Ken Loach's documentary next year

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