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Rough Sea at Roker (1901)

Mesmerising film of sea waves on the north east coast of England.

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


These two different views of sea waves at Roker on England's north east coast illustrate the popularity of this type of subject in the early years of cinema. The first, a frontal view of the shallow, sandy beach, is as satisfyingly hypnotic now as it must have been when Mitchell & Kenyon filmed it one sunny day in 1901. It's interesting to reflect that some things look exactly the same over time.