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British Transport Films Collection

On and Off the RailsIn 1948, the British Transportation Commission set up its own in-house film production unit led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey -- a founding father of the British documentary movement. it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. In this selection of films the documentary aficionado will recognise the development of traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking.

British Transport Films Collection: On and Off the Rails

In 1948, the British Transportation Commission set up its own in-house film production unit led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey -- a founding father of the British documentary movement. it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. In this selection of films the documentary aficionado will recognise the development of traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking.

British Transport Films Collection: Running a Railway

In 1948, the British Transportation Commission set up its own in-house film production unit led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey -- a founding father of the British documentary movement. it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. In this selection of films the documentary aficionado will recognise the development of traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking. Disc 1: Operation London Bridge / directors, Norman Prouting, David C. Lochner (1975, 18 min.) -- Wires over the border / David C.

British Transport Films Collection: See Britain by Train

In 1948, the British Transportation Commission set up its own in-house film production unit led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey -- a founding father of the British documentary movement. it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. In this selection of films the documentary aficionado will recognise the development of traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking.

Culloden.

Re-creates the 1746 Battle of Culloden between the rebellious highland Scottish forces of Bonnie Prince Charles and the regular British Army sent to Scotland to put down the rebellion. Based on an historical study by John Prabble. Directed by Peter Watkins. 1967. 76 min.

Demanding the Vote: the Pankhursts and British Suffrage

Looks at the life and work of Emmeline Pankhurst and her two daughters, activists and leaders of the British suffragette movement. Although widely criticised for her militant tactics, Emmeline Pankhurst's leadership is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain. Includes archival film footage and commentary by authors and academics. Produced by Adam Sternberg; written by Lisa Clark and Adam Sternberg. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 30 min.

Easter Rising: The Poets' Rebellion

On Easter Day in Dublin, 1916 a small band of Irish revolutionaries rebelled against British rule. Although the rebellion was immediately crushed by British forces the rebels became heroes and others joined their cause setting Ireland on the rocky road to independence. Includes archival footage and commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Karena O'Riordan. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 26 min.

History of Britain: I and II

Volume I is a six part series exploring the history of Britain up to the 17th century; Volume II is a five part series exploring the history of Britain from Elizabeth I. 2001. History of Britain I: 3500 B.C - 1603 A.D. Volume 1.Contents: Beginnings (50 min.) -- Conquest (50 min.). Beginnings (Pt.1): Introduces the world of the prehistoric Britons, beginning in Skara Brae, 5,000 years ago, in a world of the embryonic village. Succeeding generations remained largely indigenous, trading with but not dominated by the Celts.

I Can Hear It Now[Sound recording]

Program notes by the authors on each slipcase of v. 2-3. [v.1] 1933-1945: a chronicle of the war and the years of crisis, told in the authentic sounds and voices of the men who made this history.--v. 2. 1945-1949: a continuing chronicle of the years following the close of World War II up to the present time, told in the authentic sounds and voices of the men who made this history.--v.3. 1919-1932: voices and events, read and re-enacted, of a glamorous era.--v.4. Winston Churchill. E.R.Murrow, narrator.

London

A "documentary" portrait of the capital which can variously be described as an "essay" or a "journal." Images of London in 1992 are accompanied by an unnamed fictional narrator and Keiller's imaginary protagonist Robinson. The latter is attempting to research the city's artistic past and support alternative paths that the city's history might have taken. The film is made up of three "expeditions" and other mini-journeys on foot into a London that few tourists will ever see. The paths taken are inspired by literary-historical concerns but contemporary political events intrude.

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