Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Manchester Ship Canal
Manchester's link to the sea - a success story for British engineering and commerce.
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A testament to the "triumph of British tenacity and determination" that built the Ship Canal, the film travels along the waterway linking Manchester to the sea. From Eastham Locks on the Mersey to the floating cranes and pneumatic grain elevators of Manchester Docks, this film celebrates British engineering and commercial ingenuity, and records a vital part of the North West's industrial heritage.
Promotional 1958 13 mins Location: Manchester
Earning and learning, as an apprentice begins his working life.
Documentary 1933 22 mins Location: Lancashire
An epic and electrifying portrait of the county that cradled the industrial revolution.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.