Definition of Grierson, John in English:

Grierson, John

proper noun

  • (1898–1972), Scottish film director and producer, pioneer in British documentary film-making. He directed or produced films such as Drifters (1929) and Night Mail (1936) that broke new ground in showing the lives of working people. He headed the GPO Film Unit (1933–9) and established the National Film Board of Canada (1939).


Grierson, John