This is going to be a busy year in DVD releases for MACE, not only have we just started to co-produce a documentary on the history of ATV Today, the Lincoln School of Media continue to produce a series of DVDs of local interest to the Midlands region.
‘Midlands on Film’ is a series of nine DVDs celebrating people and places of the region through moving image preserved in the archive.
Heralded by the release of Nottingham on Film in 2011, Rebuilding Coventry, Made in Leicester and Derbyshire on Film will follow early in 2012 . Further titles showcasing the range of material held at MACE will cover Lincoln & Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire and Birmingham. A further title, yet to be confirmed will profile either The Black Country or Worcestershire.
Growing out of the varied material in the collections, many topics and themes are explored across the series: Industry and farming; cityscapes (including the rebuilding of Coventry and redevelopment of Birmingham) and the region’s rural landscapes; And of course home and community life, including the celebrations such as the Coronation in 1953 and the Silver Jubilee in 1977, all reflecting the changing world in which we live.
The production of these nine DVDs is a collaboration between MACE and the School of Media at the University of Lincoln and has been made possible by the generous financial support of EM Media through the UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund.
Further details on some of these titles will be uploaded to our online shop in the coming weeks and you will be able to click ‘NOTIFY ME’ to be emailed when they become available. Updates on this will be blogged about in due course.
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