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Films and Videos

Videos produced by ITU

ITU Historical Video (2015)

This video was produced by ITU on the occasion of the Union's 150th anniversary. Today, the world is more connected than ever before and the story of ITU is the story of connecting the world. Watch this video to discover the fascinating history of telecommunications over the last 150 years.
 

ITU Historical Video (2015)

Release date: 2015
Produced by: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Films produced by the United Nations

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
 

Audio Recordings

Wires and Waves (1965)

This radio documentary was produced in 1965 as part of the UN Radio series International Cooperation Year. It recalls the history of the International Telecommunication Union and the establishment of universal communication standards, from telegraphy equipment to outer space signals.
 

Wires and Waves (1965)

Produced by: UN Radio (1965)

 

ITU INTERVIEWS: Kars Aznavour

Interview with Kars Aznavour, Historian, on ITU's 150 year history since its founding in 1865
 

ITU INTERVIEWS: Kars Aznavour (2015)

Produced by: ITU (2015)
Interviewer: Sarah Parkes, ITU