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Featured Articles

Earth in Vision

Earth in Vision is an AHRC funded project based in the Open University Geography Department, and runs from October 2013 to September 2016. It is a path-finding project exploring the potential and significance of digital broadcast archives and associated tools through the case study of environment related broadcasts drawn from over five decades of BBC archives.

Forward to Freedom

The multimedia archives of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, dossolved in 1994 after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s President, are now available online. Christabel Gurney, AAM Archives Committee, provides a tour of this new resource.

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Recent Reviews

  • Red Shift

    The 1978 TV play by Alan Garner arrives on DVD

  • Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War

    We review a new look at how the Bard’s work was interpreted after WW2.

  • The Armstrong Lie

    We review Alex Gibney’s film on the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong.

  • The Big Melt

    We review Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker’s documentary about Sheffield, an ‘evocative example of contemporary poetic realism’

  • Rome, Open City

    We review a classic of Italian neo-realist cinema.

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