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Letters from Teddy

  • Documentary and factual
  • Family
  • 2010
  • Terry Westby-Nunn

Summary

'In those times, in that society, it was a scandal...' Set against the backdrop of British colonial society in Aden in the 1950s, the documentary explores the emotional repercussions of an ill-fated relationship between the filmmaker's grandfather, Teddy, the Chief Justice of Aden, and her grandmother, Sally - and its impact on their son, Tony. On the eve of her grandmother's death, Terry (the filmmaker) receives a box of riveting letters written from Teddy to Sally. The letters reveal that the couple could never marry, and that when their secret was discovered by colonial society in Aden, the social and emotional repercussions shook the small family to its core. Tony initially refuses to read the letters, unable to face the haunting spectre of his past.

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DirectorTerry Westby-Nunn
ProducerRichard Westby-Nunn

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Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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