Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.
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Land of Ulster
Even in Belfast, people are only a generation away from the soil. Explore the changing fortunes of Ulster and its farmers in this charming government film.
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Experience the changing face of Ulster agriculture from John’s farm in Ballymena to Eileen’s University laboratory. Poetic words transform government policy and the harsh realities of farming into a rousing tale of good-humoured resilience. Find out how the great problems of collection are overcome in a land littered with little roads running through one another like a bag of weasels. Will Ulster farmers be able to move mountains under the inspector’s watchful eye?