The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.
This film is part of Free
Winter Fashions have been Modelled in a Park in Exmouth
Wearing Fur gets Hairy
News 1977 2 mins Silent
From the collection of:
A group of young models show fur fashions in a park in Exmouth. Fur is a questionable and controversial fashion statement. The anti-fur movement started after the anti-sealing campaign in the 1970s. Brigitte Bardot became involved in the anti-fur movement and as an actress and model she influenced many. Fur didn’t fall out of fashion until the 1980s when an aggressive media campaign stated it was morally wrong to kill and wear any animals.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA) is a UK charity dedicated to protecting the rights of animals. PETA's "I’d rather go naked than wear fur" campaign has seen many celebrities and the British public back the anti-fur campaign and there is now a stigma attached to wearing fur.
Textiles on Film
Home movie 1937 20 mins Silent Location: Llangollen
Nellie Boote's laundry in Market Street in operation, the women dashing away with all manner of smoothing irons as clothes are sorted, mended, washed, ironed and sorted again.
Documentary 1965 24 mins Location: Langley Mill
A mile of yarn and a million loops to make one stocking: the culmination of a four hundred year old craft.
News 1967 6 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fashion doesnt grow on treesor does it! Tyne Tees TV was bang on-trend with this brilliant news feature on the hip 1960s cult for a disposable age - paper fashion.
Industry sponsored film 1971 23 mins Location: Greengates
Twisted yarns and empty spindles, everything from Bouclé to Slub yarn, from beginning to end, and all, in the end, displayed on a ‘normal’ model in typical 1970s fashion.
Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton
Promotional 1919 19 mins Silent Location: Bolton
From raw resource to finished product, by cleaning and spinning, weaving and bleaching - take a look at the textile industry from the inside.
Promotional 1925 21 mins Silent Location: Werneth
The manufacture of textile machinery in Oldham - men make the machines that produce the cloth.
Current affairs 1962 4 mins Location: Exmouth
The Exmouth Players open to a full house.
News 1961 5 mins Location: Exmouth
Kay Gray of Exmouth is interviewed about her campaign to stop the transportation of tortoises.
News 1978 2 mins Silent Location: Exmouth
Floats of fancy as the townspeople of Exmouth parade for the annual carnival.
Travelogue 1947 17 mins Silent Location: Cheddar Gorge
Hitchcock went the wrong way! Head south by southwest with this travelogue from Bath to Cornwall.
News 1961 0 mins Silent Location: Exmouth
RNLI crew launches its lifeboat in the Exe estuary.
Sport 1976 4 mins Location: Exmouth
The Australian Women’s Team tour England in the hot summer of 1976
Drama 2018 7 mins
Khwaaish or 'Desire' is an Indian short film that glimpses into the life of one man’s longing to find a same-sex companion, in a city that refuses to accept LGBTQIA+ people.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
Beautifully animated short film about a boy's feelings of love for another boy – his best friend.
Romance 2017 15 mins
A first-of-its-kind silent LGBTQ short film set in India, Sisak makes waves before the visuals of this film hit the shore.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
A British Indian woman and her father discuss their opposing views on family and sexuality in this beautifully moving, visually striking 2D animated short film.
Romance 2017 12 mins
A young trans woman embarks on a poignant quest for love after falling for a rickshaw driver.
Drama 2019 22 mins
U Ushacha is a subtle portrayal of sexual awakening, and how naïve attraction can empower a woman to take control of her life.
About the archive
Know this place?
Do you recognise a place, building or location in this film?
Help us populate the Britain on Film map by spotting and plotting the street or location you know. This is a BFI project and anyone can help.
Go to our Britain on Film crowdsourcing site and contribute to our mapping mission – to identify locations within our archive films.Add a location