The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Unemployment Crisis for Birmingham West Indian School Leavers
Birmingham's lost black generation: undermined by the racism that's stifling the dynamism of a young workforce.
Non-Fiction 1976 9 mins
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1976 saw the introduction of a new Race Relations Act that aimed to end workplace discrimination. Prior to the Act's introduction Reg Harcourt finds out what life was like for young black people on the streets of Birmingham. Let down by the system and struggling against poverty and the harsh reality of unemployment a bleak future was predicted. Local community leader James Hunte warns of serious problems ahead foreshadowing the riots that would engulf the area in 1981.
Sixty-four Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale
Biopic 1985 94 mins
The turbulent life and death of championship boxer Randolph Turpin.
African Sculpture Exhibition in Weymouth
News 1979 1 mins Location: Weymouth
An African sculpture exhibition in a Weymouth school
Regent of Abyssinia in London
Non-Fiction 1924 0 mins
Abyssinian state ministers visit London during Prince Regent Haile Selassie's diplomatic tour of Europe.
Martin Luther King Honorary Degree Ceremony at Newcastle University
Non-Fiction 1967 10 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A remarkable event the great American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King makes a powerful speech on a unique visit to Newcastle University.
Non-Fiction 1962 5 mins Location: Nottingham
Nottingham welcomes Britain's first black magistrate.
Black Sheriff of Nottingham
Magazine and Review show 1989 8 mins Location: Nottingham
He jokes that he's joined the 'chain gang' but there is more than ceremonial robes for Tony Robinson as Nottingham's first black Sheriff.
Magazine and Review show 1982 11 mins Location: Handsworth
Standing up for the rights of ordinary citizens - Birmingham's law centres are having to fight for their very survival.
Burning Cross Race Attack
Non-Fiction 1965 5 mins Location: Handsworth
A stark reminder from Handsworth of the intolerance and hatred that darkened the streets of 1960s Britain.
Easter Holiday Activities
Non-Fiction 1957 6 mins Location: Birmingham
Out and about across the Midlands to see what people do with their Easter Monday holiday. Spring is in the air with time for swimming, funfairs and a good honest pint.
The Jah People
Documentary 1981 22 mins Location: Handsworth
Followers of the Rastafari way of life bring tales of Haile Selassie, Jah and Zion to the streets of inner-city Birmingham.
Clean Air at Handsworth
Public Information Filler 1967 7 mins Location: Handsworth
Three Handsworth households get paid to breathe more easily in this jaunty promo about Sheffield's switch to smokeless fuels.
Handsworth Floral Fete
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Location: Handsworth
Pug dogs versus bonnie babies - who will be 'best in show' at the Handsworth floral fete?
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete