Moving History – Rural South East on Film

Britain on Film Rural Life flier frontAs part of the British Film Institute’s Britain on Film Rural project SASE kicked off the South East’s events at the South of England Show in Ardingly. The Screen Archive South East marquee showcased newly digitised films in a bespoke programme of rural film with a new musical score by Nina Humphreys. Screening for the first time the team showed a compilation of film charting the changing nature of our rural landscape over the last century featuring traditional farming methods, life and work in the countryside including romany life, a school farm, and rural practices such as bee keeping and the making of horseshoes.

The films in this collection were digitised with funding received from the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Project.