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.
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Peterborough's Playbus offers a fun and welcoming space for ethnic minority families to improve their English language skills.
News 1976 4 mins
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Not being able to speak the language a society uses can be a barrier to taking an active part in that society. In Peterborough, a multi-coloured converted double decker bus, The Playbus, provides a fun and welcoming space for grown-ups and their children, whose first language is not English, to improve their English language skills through play scenarios. Anglia TV meet Mahebub Ladha from the PCCR, the ‘Peterborough Council for Community Relations’.
South Asian Britain on Film
1976 49 mins Location: Bradford
Meet Mohamed Fazal Hussain, elder statesman and all-round Mr Fixit of Bradford's Muslim community, and a film mogul in the making...
1989 29 mins Location: Westminster
Britain beats to the sound of Bhangra and Bangla in Gurinder Chadha's debut film.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 4 mins
Wrestling as a metaphor for race relations in this short aimed at Britain's South-Asian community
News 1968 2 mins Location: Newbridge
Mr Dhanjal from Wolverhampton: custodian of one of the most vital positions in any community.
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
Britain's oldest mosque welcomes a vast crowd of worshippers, visitors, curious onlookers and the odd newsreel camera!
Non-Fiction 1931 2 mins Silent
Mahatma Gandhi's arrival in England for the second India Round Table Conference at St James's Palace
Promotional 1964 12 mins Location: Peterborough
With narration by Rodney Crouch, we see the latest equipment and typesetting processes that are needed to create one issue of a daily paper.
Duke of Gloucester opens new unit for mentally ill in Peterborough Duke of Gloucester opens new unit for mentally ill in Peterborough
News 1977 3 mins Location: Peterborough
Peterborough's new live-in facility for learning-disabled patients offers woodwork and pottery as therapy.
News 1980 2 mins Location: Peterborough
Isolation can be a problem for South Asians, especially for women. A new cultural centre in Peterborough is hoping to change that.
News 1980 4 mins Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
What is the secret to a successful dyke-jump? Apparently it’s all in the push-off! This daft Fenland sport, looks like a whole lot of fun.
Sport 1946 6 mins Silent Location: Peterborough
The children of Peterborough run rings around comedian Tommy Handley and other dignitaries during a city sports day.
Non-Fiction 1933 24 mins Silent Location: Peterborough
Inside the factories and out on the streets - actuality footage of Peterborough, captured by a cinema owner for screening locally alongside a main feature and other shorts.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
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.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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