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Village, The

Synopsis
THE VILLAGE is a 30 minute documentary portraying one English village’s (Islip in Oxfordshire) struggle for survival. Including photography and archive material, the film traces the history of the village from the past to the present day through celebrations, wars, trading and traffic. Includes humour, animation and interviews with the oldest farmer and the last shop keeper in Islip amongst others. The goal of the video is to reveal both the ancient and recent history of Islip and capture it for future generations.
The film relates to any small village in Britain trying to cope with increased traffic, flooding, out of town supermarkets and the loss of community.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Social Studies; Environmental science; Geography; History
Keywords
environmental issues; social history; village life

Credits

Director
Jojo Tobbitt

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£20,00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor

Name

Undercurrents

Email
info@undercurrents.org
Web
http://www.undercurrents.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01792 455900
Address
Old Exchange
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY
Notes
A not-for-profit producer and distributor of UK and global counter-culture content. Working with video makers and communities who have been marginalised or overlooked by TV broadcasters, Undercurrents focuses on social and environmental issues and has some unique footage of campaigns and video activism. There is also a podcast series on eco-living entitled LIVING IN THE FUTURE. Some productions are available for purchase on DVD and others are streamed free online, via the webvideo section of the website.

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