Philips radio

Joris Ivens Short documentary - 1931 - 36 min.

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One of the first Dutch sound films was the documentary that Joris Ivens made for Philips. He was given all the freedom he wanted, as long as he didn't film outside the factory or tackle any social issues. Yet the film looks at working conditions in the factory as well as the manufacture of Philips products. The sound was recorded by Lou Lichtveld, better known as Albert Helman, in a studio in Paris.


Director(s) Joris Ivens
Script Joris Ivens
Production Company Capi
Director of Photography
Joris Ivens
Jean Dréville
John Fernhout
Mark Kolthoff
Sound on Set
Production Country