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Glory Boys?

Vanda Carter

UK, 1983
4 minutes, Colour, on separate tape
Available formats: Super-8

I was looking through boys’ comics and books at the images of ‘honour’, ‘heroism’ and violence. Then there was the Falklands War, and the newspapers, TV and other media were recycling the same emotive non-sense to paper over the cracks and the calculated, futile waste of lives. This is intended to be a serious film. So many people were deceived. – V.C.
‘Glory Boys? suggests, through its montage alone, that the myths and ideologies which have sustained the popular image of the Falklands War are rooted in British mass cultural traditions.’ – Max Barker, Albany ‘Reel to Reel Festival’ 1984.