Last night 14th July, the Ogilvy family were proud to welcome veterans from World War II to a special screening of The Return of the Liberators, a film documenting the work of The London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled which has since been nominated for the
National Lottery Good Causes Award! The event, organised by the Amphitheatre Gang, was made all the more special because the director of the film, Janet Hodgson, is a former Ogilvy employee who worked closely with H&O throughout filming.
Part documentary, part road movie, Return of the Liberators documents an extraordinary road trip organised last year by The London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled. The trip saw over 90 volunteer London taxi drivers take 120 WWII veterans to the Netherlands so they could join the Dutch people in their liberation celebrations.
As the closing credits finished, Janet Hodgson took to the stage for an emotional Q & A session about the incredible experiences she’d had whilst shooting The Return of the Liberators. After everyone’s curiosities had been satisfied, the Amphitheatre was filled with the sounds of classic wartime swing songs as the veterans put professional dancers from Swing Patrol through their paces.
You can take a sneak peek at the film right here and remember your vote can help Return of the Liberators to win the National Lottery Good Causes Award so get voting!