This film is part of Free
The Dirt Inside
A slab of clay is wrought, eviscerated and shattered to render an account of date rape with staggering effectiveness
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1998 6 mins
Few methods could be more fitting to explore such a dark subject. A flat slab of muddy clay is scratched and manipulated to set out the story of a date that ends in sexual assault. At first the medium seems delightfully playful, heart-filled eyes and looping hair. But as the events turn darker you realise that this is the rendering of the victim’s memory – scratched with a sharp edge and gouged with forceful pressure. The final image is left to desiccate, the life before shattered into tiny pieces.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1979 12 mins Silent
A relationship liable to blow up at any moment is at the heart of this animated short about a man and an inflatable sex doll
The Christmas Visitor
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1958 7 mins
The Night Before Christmas meets Toy Story in this charming British cartoon from 1958.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1967 7 mins
A nutty professor meets a very hungry caterpillar in this animated chase cartoon brimming with swinging 60s backdrops.
Dear Margery Boobs
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1977 5 mins
Agony Aunt finds her romantic match in a man with increasingly complicated sex fantasies.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2012 4 mins
Gothic-tinged animation, presenting the final day of a fox, who is being sentenced to death for murdering his rabbit lover.
The Mail Goes Through
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1947 10 mins
Witness the no-so-great train robbery in this post-war cartoon, produced "in glorious monochrome"
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.