This film is part of Free
The Site in the Sea
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 1970 35 mins
Though directed by a woman, Gloria Sachs, the only other prominent females in this film are a dredger and two ships. It’s an ambitious production, with its idealistic tone matched by lyrical music composed by Edward Williams. Williams was a pioneer of electronic music who went on to compose the music for David Attenborough’s Life on Earth series.
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 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.
Drama 1997 1 mins Location: Port Talbot
A surreal moving image artist film that juxtaposes industrial landscapes with the struggle of a fly.
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.