British Universities Film & Video Council

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Roundabout - 1963: A Year in Colour

Synopsis
In the 1960s the UK Government, through the Central Office of Information (COI), produced a number of films for overseas distribution. Essentially designed to promote British industry and values abroad, ROUNDABOUT was one of the most popular of these cinemagazines, with its selection of topical stories for the Asia market.

The BFI has collected all the Roundabout films from 1963 to produce a unique and fascinating glimpse back to Britain and its place in the world 50 years ago. Consisting of over 30 films, highlights include a visit to the Royal Mint, a trip around a British Doll factory and a look at modern architecture in London, Djakarta and Saigon.

The set comes with an illustrated booklet featuring an essay by cinemagazines expert Linda Kaye of the British Universities Film and Video Council.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
History; Media studies
Keywords
social history; transport; national identity; cinemagazines

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
110 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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