This film is part of Free

Workers Leave a Factory

Subject: factory gate. Location: unknown...

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins


Where are we? The workplace outside which this film is taken is unidentified, though a passing cart suggests it may be in Leeds. But even when key information is missing, the 'factory gate' is always one of the most engaging of early film types, every film an important urban record, every frame filled with human detail - and the variations of camera position from one film to the next a diverting fascination in itself.

This item may or may not be the work of the Mitchell and Kenyon, the most prolific but far from the only exponents of factory gate filmmaking. Do let us know if you have any clues to its location.