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From the Sea to the Land Beyond

Synopsis
Using footage taking from four main sources at the British Film Institute - the Mitchell and Kenyon collection; Topical Budget newsreels; public information films from the COI collection and travelogues from the British Transport Film Unit - Penny Woolcock’s documentary creates a portrait of the United Kingdom, showing the British coast as a place of leisure, work, and wild nature. In the place of commentary, the film is accompanied by the music of British Sea Power. DVD extras include a making-of documentary and the following films: SS SAXONIA IN LIVERPOOL (Mitchell & Kenyon, 1901); CUNARD MAIL STEAMER LUCANIA LEAVING FOR AMERICA (Mitchell & Kenyon, 1901); BESIDE THE SEASIDE (John Grierson, 1935); WORKER’S WEEK-END (Ray Elton, 1943); CALLER HERRIN’ (Alan Harper, 1947).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
archive films; coastlines; documentary films; United Kingdom

Credits

Director
Penny Woolcock
Producer
Mark Atkin

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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