Magazine article Screen International

British Council Opens Film Exhibition

Magazine article Screen International

British Council Opens Film Exhibition

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New shorts commissioned from Mark Cousins, Penny Woolcock and John Akomfrah.

The British Council will open a new exhibition, View From Here, showing archive films of UK life "in a bygone era."

The exhibition, which opens Monday at the British Council's London headquarters at 10 Spring Gardens, also includes three newly commissioned short films inspired by the archive: Mark Cousins' But Then Again, Too Few to Mention: A Life of Bob; Penny Woolcock's Jerusalem; and John Akomfrah's The Silence.

The other highlights of the exhibition are late 1930s to early 1950s cultural propoganda films about UK life that were commissioned by the British Council to project the best of the UK to audiences in embassies, consulates and classrooms around the world at a time of global conflict. This collection is now available online at at www. …

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