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Indian carpets make their way to Montreal in this promotional film
Promotional 1932 12 mins Silent
"An Eastern Art for the Western World!," proclaims this promotional film for the Henry Morgan & Co. department store Montreal, Canada. The film shows rug making in the village of Khamaria in Madhya Pradesh. It includes footage of dying, weaving, ceremonial dancing, winding and setting warp threads, drying wool in the sun, weavers at work at their looms. Finally, the Canadian buyers are seen inspecting carpets, and bales are packed for shipment to Montreal.
Documentary 1946 21 mins
Soldiers from the far reaches of the British Empire arrive in London to take part in the official commemoration of the end of war in Europe.
Government sponsored film 1969 12 mins Location: Brixton
Beach, church and carnival – Chief Inspector of Brixton Police sent to Trinidad to learn about West Indian customs.
Documentary 1947 18 mins Silent
Advice for village families on raising children to become strong, healthy citizens
Documentary 1960 18 mins
Vibrant documentary that captures Trinidad's famous street carnival in 1960.
Documentary 1983 37 mins
"Good taste can be very killing": personal reflections from the self-trained Indian painter.
Amateur film 1941 14 mins Silent
The film shows Port Louis, the capital; workers on sugar plantations and road mending as well as colonial life in the then British dependency.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.