Theme Urban Life
Screen Archive South East is rich with images of the region's rural heritage. However the urban landscape of the region's towns and cities has also been captured well in many films over time, held in the archive. Film of Canterbury from the 1920s illustrates the old city alive with a burgeoning assortment of vehicles weaving through the streets. Film of pre-war Worthing also emphasises the increasing levels of trafic on the streets as well as recording the work of the building business run by the film-maker Mr Sparks.
The cathedral city of Chichester is illustated in many films across the decades, showing the ancient buildings, streets filled with shoppers, and one of the city's main industrial firms based there until the 1980s - Shippam's meat and paste factory.
Pre-Second World War film of Crawley shows life and events in this, at the time, small West Sussex town. By contrast, the film A New Town Story (1955) illustrates the rapid post war expansion that took place in the 1950s with the optimistic development of the flegling new town of Crawley.
Smaller towns from around the region are also featured in films from the archive such as Horsham, Folkestone, Burgess Hill, and Arundel. Walton-on-Thames in the 1920s and 1930s is illustrated through community events such as parades, local election results and sports meetings. Scenes around Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 1950s are featured - including the Town Hall, the Opera House, Pantiles, and Chalybeate Spring.
Brighton is pictured in many of the archive's films as primarily a 'seaside resort', and to some extent, as a cultural centre in the region. Many films of Brighton therefore, have a strong focus on the leisure activities available and the pleasure seeking side of the city. However, several films in the archive illustrate some of the city's less pictured sides and more every-day aspects. This includes films showing images of bikers in Brighton, party conferences, traffic wardens, refuse collection and the main shopping streets and new shopping complexes.
Selected documentaries also illustrate the people and communities that have made a mark on the city of Brighton. The film Who Was Harry Cowley (1984) narrates the life and work of one of Brighton's foremost working-class heroes. And Bhashahara (1990) documents the immigrant Bangladeshi women living in Brighton. The region's growing multicultural population is one that the archive aims to increasingly reflect within its collection.
Films from Brighton from the 21st Century also begin to show the life and history of the city from a modern perspective. Digital City (2003) brings together 24 one minute films made as part of the Cinecity festival 2003, investigating the links between Brighton and its residents.
Films in this theme:
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Joining 'The 39 Club' in Pagham, Bognor Regis
This extract from an oral history interview, conducted by Screen Archive South East in 2010, captures Ken and Val Chapman's memories of running the '39 Club' a youth club in Bognor Regis from 1968 to 1992. Footage from the interview is combined with archive film and photographs from the Chapman's own collection showing activities at the club.
Medway on Screen: Memories of the River Medway and West Kent
A compilation of archive footage of the Medway area of Kent, is combined with audio excerpts from oral history recordings, captured by Screen Archive South East from residents of the area, during the Medway on Screen oral history and reminiscence project in 2010/11.
This live-action animation that tells the story of the exclusion of learning disabled athletes from Paralympic Sport, following the controversy surrounding several medal winners in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games. The film discusses the return of learning disabled categories in competitions for the Paralympic games in London 2012. The film has music and narration from a group of disabled young people with English subtitles.
Let the Games Begin
This short colour film made for the Oska Bright Film Festival, for the show Gold Run, is based on the theme of the Paralympic Games. The film depicts the journey a spectator might make from arrival at a sports stadium, until they take their seat to watch the sporting event. The film contains music performed by Beat Express, a group of learning disabled musicians.
Medway on Screen: Oral History Interview - Percival Thomas
An audio recording of an oral history interview with Percival Thomas, conducted during Screen Archive South East's Medway on Screen project in Black History Month in 2011. Interviews were held with members of the MACA group at the Sunlight Centre in Gillingham, recording memories of coming to and living in the Medway towns.
Athletes Hope to Win
This colour spoof documentary with animated sequences, follows a group of learning disabled athletes who are 'training' for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and live in the same house together. Their sports coaches, give them an unhealthy diet to eat, so they gain lots of weight and are unable to compete in their individual sporting events.
Sports Plus Energy
A colour animated documentary explores how young people with a learning disability feel about participating in sporting activity and the inspiration that it brings. The film is narrated by the group, with English subtitles and a music soundtrack.
Celebrities on Celluloid - Martha Gunn's Chatty Chat Show
This spoof chat show style programme discuses pre-Victorian, Victorian and post-Victorian celebrities from Brighton and Hove using live action and animated techniques. The programme is subtitled throughout. Presented by 'Martha Gunn', with guests that include 'Smoaker Miles', 'Maria Fitzherbert', 'Sake Deen Mohomed', 'Nellie Chart', 'Mary Hare', 'Helen Boyle' and 'Harry Cowley' all played by children from Downs Park School, Portslade.
Movies and Memories: Shoreham-by-Sea [archive footage with music]
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A compilation of archive films from the Screen Archive South East collection and set to music composed for the archive. This compilation shows scenes from the Sussex coastal town of Shorham-by-Sea.
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