FAUK commissioned report 'Invisible Innovators' launched by UEA
Next meeting? 28th June 2021
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Film Archives UK (FAUK) brings together archives, archivists, associate organisations and individuals who are interested in and committed to the work and development of the UK’s public sector film archives.
For a taste of the material we hold, why not watch our video showcasing some of the treasures from our collections?
The UEA’s report, ‘Invisible Innovators', making women filmmakers visible across the UK’s Film Archives is now available. It has been commissioned by Film Archives UK to explore the current scale and scope of the holdings of women’s amateur filmmaking within the regional and national film and media archives and to investigate ways of optimising their visibility. 6.3.20
FAUK'S next quarterly meeting will take place via ZOOM on Monday 28th June 2021 2-4pm. Zoom invites will be sent to Members in due course. We hope all our Members and friends are keeping safe and well. For more information about FAUK and membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
East Anglian Film Archive footage showcased in film raising funds for NHS Charities
A new film project titled ‘These are the Hands’, looking to raise money for NHS Charities Together, includes material from a Cambridgeshire heart surgeon’s film collection held by EAFA. Produced by the Event and Visual Communication Association in partnership with the British Film Institute, the film is available to watch here: https://vimeo.com/413117480/39a0e5a795 and was first transmitted on C4 on Thursday 30th April 2020
Inspired by a poem of the same name written for the 60th anniversary of the NHS by former poet laureate Michael Rosen, ‘These are the Hands’ celebrates the history of the health service through films from across the UK.
EAFA’s contribution to the project comes from Christopher Parish: a heart surgeon at Papworth Hospital, he led pioneering work on heart-lung surgery there and became the first cardiothoracic surgeon at what is now the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital. Christopher was also a keen home movie-maker, and he used a Super 8 camera to film his life and interests in and out of work during the 1960s and 1970s. His 1962 film, ‘The Traditions of a Surgeon at Christmas’ – viewable in BFI Player at https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-the-traditions-of-a-surgeon-at-christmas-1962-online – is a short scene from Cat. 221951- Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire – ‘Events 1962’ in EAFA’s collection. It depicts Papworth Hospital – where Christopher would often visit on Christmas Day – along with the staff who worked there, a visit from the Queen, and scenes of rural life around Cambridgeshire. A group portrait scene taken from the beginning of this film was selected for inclusion in this new film.
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