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Ill, ActuallyIll, Actually

Documentary201912 mins

A short documentary exploring the challenges of being young and chronically ill in a carefully curated online culture. When you’re too ill for IRL, where do you turn?

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Food SupplyFood Supply

Advert19219 minsSilent

Grace and power - the miracle of the “gravity runway”.

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Women in IndustryWomen in Industry

Public Information Filler19481 mins

The Ministry of Labour exhorts women to return to industry – the post-war production drive depends on them.

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Dinosaurs and ThingsDinosaurs and Things

Animation & Artists Moving Image198113 minsSilent

Those “things” being spiders, serpents, pre-historic monsters and God. Stop-motion clay animation inspired by the work of Ray Harryhausen.

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What Do You Do on Friday Night?What Do You Do on Friday Night?

Advert19262 minsSilent Location: Cambridge

Well-heeled Cambridge students dance the night away at the Varsity Dance Club in this early amateur cinema ad.

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Inside Look NorthInside Look North

Animation & Artists Moving Image19773 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

From scoop to broadcast with the BBC Look North TV news crew in Newcastle, featuring legendary presenter Mike Neville.

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Our national fabric has many threads and deep colour. Each year, it gets more vivid and popular…

Watching the Trains Go By
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Watching the Trains Go By

A trackside view: see the railway as witnessed by the passenger, the enthusiast and the amateur cine-camera.

The First World War
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The First World War

From the home front to the front line: life during the “war to end all wars” as seen through the lens of newsreel, propaganda and drama.