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Charming early amateur film taken on the south coast of Cornwall
Amateur film 1931 9 mins Silent
This charming early amateur film takes in the south Cornish village and its locals, from fishermen on the coast to agricultural workers inland and a glimpse of the village itself.
Travelogue 1956 29 mins Location: Looe
Off the Atlantic coast of Cornwall are perilous waters populated by pirates, smugglers and sharks
Advert 1912 19 mins Silent Location: Plymouth
From Saltash to St Ives, a whirlwind tour of Edwardian Cornwall.
News 1966 4 mins Location: Polperro
Locals are concerned about the commercial exploitation of the village as tourism ramps up.
News 1976 4 mins Location: Polperro
Flooding has caused extensive damage to Polperro
Non-Fiction 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Polperro
Historic fishing village of Polperro is mecca for artists
Travelogue 1916 5 mins Silent Location: Polperro
Sail away to a bygone Cornwall in this wistful coastal travelogue
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.