View From Here: The British Council Film Collection

4 Aug 2014 – 24 Sep 2014

Event times

10:00 - 18:00 Mondays to Fridays

Cost of entry


British Council HQ

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Charing Cross, Leicester Square

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During the 1940s the British Council commissioned over 100 cultural propaganda films that covered all aspects of UK life. Distributed all over the world, they were seen by millions and left an indelible impression of Britain as a green and pleasant land. With the entire British Council Film Collection now online, this new exhibition featuring original production materials as well as three newly-commissioned short films inspired by the Collection by John Akomfrah, Mark Cousins and Penny Woolcock, highlights the themes, cinematography and individuals that shaped this image of Britain. Guided tours: A tour of the exhibition, conducted by one of the exhibition team, will be conducted every Friday at midday for the duration of the exhibition. Tours have a capacity of 20 people and you can book your place by emailing ViewFromHere@britishcouncil.org. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes and are free of charge.

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