The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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Aklowa African Village, Bishop's Stortford, Essex
With workshops and performances, Aklowa village in Essex promotes a greater awareness of the richness of African culture.
News 1977 5 mins
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Anglia TV visit a typical Ghanaian village, a village that is not on the African continent, but in fact, in the East of England. Ghanaian-born Felix Cobson is a true inspiration. He set up the village, a venue for creating a greater awareness of the African way of life, in the grounds of the old vicarage in the Essex village of Takeley. Schoolchildren from Stewards Comprehensive, Harlow spend a day drumming, dancing, and hair braiding, enjoying the richness of African culture
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