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.
This film is part of Free
Nine Men and a Boat
Drama made by members of Clacton Cine Club. Daily life is interrupted by an emergency sea rescue.
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A short drama-documentary about the men in Clacton, all with quite ordinary jobs and hobbies, who man the lifeboat. There’s a dustman, a builder, a bank manager, a pig farmer, and a pigeon fancier, who when the coastguard calls, must leave the daily grind to race to sea. Film made by members of the Clacton Cine Club.