Over a century ago, filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon roamed the British Isles filming the everyday lives of people at work and play.
For around 70 years, 800 rolls of this early nitrate film sat in sealed barrels in the basement of a shop in Blackburn.
Now miraculously discovered and painstakingly restored by the BFI, this now ranks as the most exciting film discovery of recent times.
It contains some twenty-six films made in Ireland between May 1901 and December 1902 in association with three travelling film exhibitors - the North American Animated Photo Company, the Thomas Edison Animated Photo Company and the fairground showman George Green.
Much of this material has been unseen for over 100 years.Presented as 'Local Films for Local People', the films include street scenes of Dublin,
Wexford and Belfast, local dignitaries attending the Cork International Exhibition, scenic routes from Cork to Blarney Castle and much more.
* Commentary written by Dr Vanessa Toulmin and read by Fiona Shaw
* New musical score by Neil Brand and Gnter Buchwald, internationally renowned composers of music to accompany silent films.
* Includes optional commentary and subtitles for hard of hearing.
Full VOB - will burn to single 4.7 DVD without compression.
Run Time_ 76 Mins.
Audio Codec: Mpeg 3
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