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The Dragon and The Fly
A surreal moving image artist film that juxtaposes industrial landscapes with the struggle of a fly.
Drama 1997 1 mins
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Made by Czech filmmaker Vera Neubauer, this film was One of ten productions commissioned to celebrate the launch of the London Filmmakers' Co-op's new premises, the Lux Centre. The LFMC was formed in 1966 out of Better Books bookshop on Charing Cross Road; influenced by similar organisations in America, its objectives were to provide exhibition and distribution facilities for artist filmmakers, such as Vera.
Advert 1934 2 mins Silent Location: Port Talbot
The message for cinema-goers in Port Talbot, Neath and Briton Ferry is that they should shop local!
Short documentary 2017 11 mins Location: Maesteg
A day in the life of a taxi driver in Maesteg, an ex-mining town in the Welsh valleys.
Promotional 1949 8 mins Silent Location: Port Talbot
Far heavier than the rocks of Stonehenge, two roll housing assemblies for a strip mill are removed from a ship using floating cranes.
Industry sponsored film 1970 0 mins Location: Port Talbot
Building a new harbour at Port Talbot - it’s a man’s world in which the only females are a dredger and two seafaring vessels.
Industry sponsored film 1958 14 mins Location: Treforest Industrial Estate
A stirring hymn to Wales' postwar industrial renewal
Promotional 1954 23 mins Location: Swansea/Abertawe
Experience 150 years of rail transport at Mumbles, enjoy the red sails of Abbey Works’ boat club, watch Sterling Moss discover the steel industry’s impact on racing cars.
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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