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Films About ITU's History

 

In the 1960s, the United Nations Office of Public Information produced three films on ITU.  The first of these, "Lines of Communication," was a half-hour television programme produced in 1963.  A second film was produced in 1965 in honour of the ITU Centenary.  A third work, a 20-minute documentary, was produced as part of an information series on the specialized agencies of the United Nations in 1966.
 
We are pleased to be able to present two of these films here on the History of ITU Portal.
 

In Signal Honour / Pour 3 milliards d'hommes (1965)

"In Signal Honour" (French title: "Pour 3 milliards d'hommes) was produced on the occasion of the centenary of ITU by the United Nations and the French Ministry of Post and Telecommunications in cooperation with French Television.  The film retraces the development of telecommunications during the first hundred years of the Union.
 

In Signal Honour (1965)

Release date: 17 May 1965
Original Language: French
Directed by: Frédéric Rossif
Text by: Gibson Parker (based on the original French by Louis Pauwels)
Spoken by: Madeleine Carroll and Gibson Parker
Music: M. Phillippe-Gérard
Cinematography: Georges Barsky

Pour 3 milliards d'hommes (1965)

Release date: 17 May 1965
Original Language: French
Directed by: Frédéric Rossif
Text by: Louis Pauwels
Spoken by: Micheline Presle and Serge Reggiani
Music: M. Phillippe-Gérard
Cinematography: Georges Barsky
 

The International Telecommunication Union (1966) 

This film was produced by the United Nations Office of Public Information as part of an information series on the specialized agencies of the United Nations. It provides good footage of ITU at work.
 

The International Telecommunication Union (1966)

Release date: 1966
Produced by: The United Nations Office for Public Information
Written and Directed by: Krishna Singh
Narrated by: Alexander Scourby
Music composed by: Herbert Deutsch
 
 

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