Enlightenment - a film by Malcolm Hossick about the development of democratic ideas in France leading up to the revolution in 1789 and how these ideas have advanced up to our own times. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of politics in the UK and the US today knows that the partisan/party divide in their respective governments is complete and utterly destructive of good government. Enjoying the same language and many similar traditions both countries emerged from the last war with their governments intact. In the period known as the French enlightenment which led to the French revolution, educated ideas about government were developed which have been the bedrock of all democratic advance ever since. It is these early ideas and the consequences of recent mass education - another but welcome result of the last terrible world war, which are the subjects of this film. AM098HD21 Enlightenment 2021 58'