Video — 1 online resource (6 minutes) Digital: data file.
One of a series of short productions made by young black film- and video-makers in which Birmingham sculptor, Willard Wiggin, creates two representations of Malcolm X and describes how he found out about Malcolm’s life and a visit he made to Smethwick in 1965.
Video — 1 online resource (60 minutes) Digital: data file.
The life story of French author and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) interposed with interviews with American and British feminist writers she influenced, Kate Millett (b.1934), Marge Piercy (b.1936), Eva Figes (b.1932), and Ann Oakley (b.1944).
Video — 1 online resource (48 minutes) Digital: video file.
This Arts Council documentary introduces Eugène Atget, a former actor who began to document the streets of old Paris from the 1890s. Little is known about his early life and the three decades he spent capturing, in eerie tableaux, urban spaces since lost to progress. The film includes dramatised scenes from his life, including his belated ‘discovery’ by American photographers Man Ray and Berenice Abbott.
Video — 1 online resource (44 minutes) Digital: data file.
Jamaican dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson arrived in London in 1963, he immediately tried to integrate himself into that society which was so hostile to black immigrants. His poems are usually chanted to reggae beat and talks about racism and urban life in the Black working-class community of Brixton, London. The film follows Johnson as he read his poems in a school, works at the Keskidee centre, records in a studio, and recites at a march in Bradford.
Video — 1 online resource (23 minutes) Digital: video file.
A film which attempts to contextualise the work of English satirist, William Hogarth (1697-1764), and his contribution to the development of the popular print, with reference to methods of image reproduction.