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Monday, April 14, 2008

Got a rather nice DVD today in the post, which I'm not sure whether I ordered at some stage, or whether all schools are receiving one. Called "The Promised Land ?", it is from the BFI.
It is subtitled: "Slums, social housing and suburban expansion. Housing issues explored on film.
As well as the classic "Charley in New Town" it also has a range of short films from the 1920s to the 1980s, looking at locations from Cumbernauld to Sheffield, and the changes in the suburbs. Will be very useful next year for the look at the changing image of the city.

To find out more visit the MEDIATHEQUE area of the BFI website.
While looking for more details, I discovered that in 2007, a DVD called "Essentially British" was sent to all History and Citizenship heads in secondary schools. This has a number of films which look like being perfect for the idea of Cultural Change.
There are some short clips and more details HERE.

Update: Many thanks to Poppy from the BFI for sending me a copy of ESSENTIALLY BRITISH on DVD very promptly....

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At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!
The Promised Land? was indeed sent to all UK Geography/Citizenship teachers for free from the BFI! The online guide will go up next week (on www.screenonline.org.uk/education)and I'd love to know if you find the films useful in the classroom as well as any contacts you might have for geography teachers who might be interested in contributing to the site in general!
And if you want a copy of Essentially British?, I can pop one in the post to you if you email your address!

Poppy (the Producer of the DVDs!)

At 2:00 PM, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

Hi Poppy - thanks for reading the blog. I'll be in touch...


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