Black Female Cop – A powerful and thought provoking documentary short by New Religion Film


‘Black Female Cop’ is a short documentary film by New Religion Film, which tells the story of Pamela Clayton, a young black women who joined the West Midlands police in the 80s.

Set against a backdrop of social unrest, ‘Black Female Cop’ explores the challenges Pamela faced as an ethnic minority within the police force, and also looks at the hostility she faced from the West Indian community she was trying to serve.

Featuring archive footage provide by MACE, alongside an in depth and personal interview with Pamela, as she revisits the neighbourhood she policed during the tumultuous 1980s. This thought provoking documentary is a fitting tribute to the policemen and women who faced adversity both on the beat, and within the walls of the police station themselves.

You can watch more content produced by New Religion Films by visiting their Vimeo page here, https://vimeo.com/newreligionfilm

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Tipton Harriers Centenary Celebration embraces nostalgic archive film screening at Reunion Event


On Sunday 10th October 2010 Tipton Harriers past and present were reunited once more to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tipton Harriers Athletics Club by getting together to reminisce about the many achievements that they had won over the years.
Tipton Harriers Centenary Archivists Chris Holloway and Keith Atkins, who helped organised the reunion event, which took place in the Snug, arranged for an exhibition of memorabilia to adorn the walls and also for a screening of the Tipton Harriers films that had recently been found in the Harriers Full Circle Film Search.
 
The films showed members of the Harriers taking part in cross-country relays and events across the country during the 1960s and 70s.
Tipton Harrier and filmmaker, Tony Phillips, spoke to Lucie Kerley – Curator for Community & Acquisition at MACE (The Media Archive for Central England) about how it felt to watch his footage over 40 years on now that it had been digitised by the MACE archive’s Heritage Lottery Funded Full Circle Project. Also interviewed was Tipton Harrier’s Long Distance Runner, Ron Bentley, who was asked how it felt to watch the interview of himself at his factory in 1974 with ATV presenter Peter Green.
Watch the 1974 interview here: macearchive.org/​Media.html?Title=20607
What are your favourite  Tipton Harrier memories? Do you recognise any of the faces from the film?
To find out more about the Tipton Harrier archive film footage  held at MACE visit our website www.macearchive.org to start your search.
If you have any home-movies relating to the Midlands area please get in touch with us here at MACE to find out about your nearest participating Full Circle Group who are looking for films in your area.
Lucie Kerley – Full Circle Project Curator: Community & Acquisition – 0116 252 5931 or email lk99@le.ac.uk

Interviewed by: Lucie Kerley @luciekerley
Filmed & edited by jmgcreative – jmgcreative.co.uk @jmgcreative
Archive footage supplied by: ATV and MACE (The Media Archive for Central England) macearchive.org @MACEarchive
Music by: Boat to Row – myspace.com/​boattorow

Camera: Canon 550D DSLR
Lens: 50mm f1.8, 10mm-24mm
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Edited using Final Cut Pro and graded using Color

Full Circle Curator Lucie Kerley talks to BHBN’s radio presenter Brian Henderson about searching for Midlands Home-movies!


BHBN Radio volunteer staff, Ian, Robert and Brian in the studio.

Yesterday, I was delighted to be invited onto the BHBN  Hospital ‘Words & Music’ radio show http://www.bhbn.net/HISTORY%202.htm – which is based at Birmingham City Hospital.

I was first approached by Robert Bartlett, who is the producer on the Wednesday show from 6pm – 7pm. Presenter Brian Henderson interviewed me about my current job working for MACE as a curator for the Full Circle Project.

The Full Circle Project works alongside Midlands Community Groups to search for hidden films in the community.

He asked some very interesting questions about why it is important to preserve these cinefilms and also how the money from the Heritage Lottery Grant gets spent. Brian also mentioned that his father also shot some cinefilm footage of their family life in Birmingham and also family holidays.

The BHBN network was founded in 1952  by Hon. Alderman Mrs Freda Cocks OBE as the Birmingham Hospital Commentaries Association (BHCA). It became the BHBA in 1955 and BHBN in 1972. It adopted the name of Birmingham’s  BHBN in 1992, and adopted it’s current broadcast name of BHBN HOSPITAL RADIO in 2006

Nationally, hospital radio first started life in York in 1926.

The Network was a pioneer in many aspects of its broadcasting. Time spent in hospital back in the early days was very different to today where day case surgery is common. In the 1950s and 1960s a two-week stay in hospital was the ‘norm’ and as such the stations volunteers could forge good relationships with patients. ” An extract from the BHBN website.

The BHBN Radio show broadcasts daily to City Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The Women’s Hospital. www.bhbn.net tel: 0121 554 5522