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Birdland Homes

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Phillips

Description:

"Documentary on the nesting and feeding habits of birds found in Norfolk and Lincolnshire and filmed from a hide over a two-month period. Birds seen are: common plover, redshank, whooper swan, mute swan, bittern, ringed plover, oyster catcher, black-head gull, bearded tit, sedge warbler, reed bunting, red hawk, snipe and Montagu's harrier." (EAFA Database)


Black Vomit

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

D. Shaw Ashton

Description:

"Documentary on smoke pollution and the effects it has on people's health." (EAFA Database)


Britain’s Holiday Islands

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Theresa Davis

Description:

Travelogue exploring British islands. Includes footage of "harpist Catriona Maclean McKinnon playing along the shores of the Isle of Skye in the early 1970s" (Chicago Film Archives).


Brownies

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Eustace Alliott

Description:

"Short sequences of film taken during a trip to W├╝rzburg" (EAFA Database).


Bruges the Beautiful

Date produced: 1958

Filmmaker(s):

Esther S. Cooke

Description:

"More than 1,000 years ago there was founded in Flanders a hamlet called in Flemish Brug-ge but today known as Bruges. It is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Esther Cooke visits beautiful Bruges in the season of its celebration of the events of the crucifixion. The music rests like a benediction, leaving the town to its memories of a glorious past" PSA Journal, Nov. 1958, 46.


Burano, the Rainbow Isle

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Esther S. Cooke

Description:

"Burano by the sea, fisherman mending their nets, life along and on the canal. A visit with times of old, fine embroidery, the cobbler, children quietly at play, the market, the village square and its grand architecture and bronze statuary. It is feeding time in the square for a zillion pigeons. Another gem of Esther's visits to Europe" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 41.


Caledonian Chronicle

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Esther S. Cooke

Description:

"Esther Cooke showed intelligence and imagination in organizing the material of this travel study of Scotland, so that even the least observant should get from it a truly representative feeling of that doughty land. Well written titles serve as titles should, to infuse in the film pertinent data not shown in the scenes; technically, a less fussy style of title lettering would have been an improvement. Mrs. Cooke's slight camera unsteadiness in scenes of the King and Queen of England at the Scottish festival was understandable, for undoubtedly tripods were barred from that event. There were, however, a few other uneven shots that seemed to us questionable in value. Restrained use of bagpipe recordings highlight a generally effective musical score." Movie Makers, Dec. 1949, 469.


Camera Makes Whoopee

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Norman McLaren

Violet Anderson

William J. MacLean

Description:

"The Annual Fancy Dress Ball at Glasgow School of Art: 'Something New Under the Sun'. Includes two ballets, 'Hungarian' and 'Machine Age' and animated sequences." National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.


Canary Islands

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film of Dr. Willinsky's trip to the Canary Islands with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary accompanies footage of the landscape, architecture, and local population. Included are shots of the local population carrying out their daily activities, children dressed in costume for Ash Wednesday festivities, markets, and traditional dances. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing and visiting with locals." Ontario Jewish Archives.


City of Franconia, A

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Eustace Alliott


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