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Arsenal May 1971
Islington welcomes home the 1971 double-winning Arsenal F.C. side including the team's first ever black player.
Amateur film 1971 1 mins Silent
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Fantastic scenes as fans walk towards the East Stand of Highbury. Aboard the celebratory double-decker are Eddie Kelly, scorer of the winning goal at Wembley; Arsenal's first black player, Brendan Batson; captain, Frank McLintock, and local boy Charlie George, who clutches the League Trophy. As the bus turns, the Gunner's record signing, the £100k teenage wonder kid Peter 'Hey Hey' Marinello, can be seen waving.
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Amateur film 1971 15 mins Location: Islington
A gently meandering home movie tour of London, with rare shots of an early Gay Pride march.
Documentary 1966 17 mins Location: Islington
A group of Islington slum tenants unite to protest against harassment and demand decent living conditions.
Amateur film 1966 5 mins Silent Location: Islington
Scenes from a Polish Catholic community in North London of a Sunday service and dancing in the street.
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Islington
Students of a Catholic Sunday School in Islington celebrate a Polish holiday in traditional costume.
Documentary 1922 13 mins Silent Location: Westminster
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Documentary 2020 11 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
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Drama 2019 14 mins
An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event.
Drama 2018 8 mins
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Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
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