A History of North Devon in more than 100 years of film

A series of eight 20-minute archive films which are being screened at locations throughout North Devon and beyond. These include:

‘A Tale of Two Rivers’ – An enchanting look at the communities and lives of those who have lived and worked on the Taw & Torridge river estuary corridor. Features a host of charming old North Devonians, this has proved one of our most popular films.

‘The Beast, the Hunt, and the Harvest’ – A film beautifully compiled into a nostalgic journey through our agricultural heritage, set to the haunting sounds of local folk musician Chris Millington’s music.

‘Sootbombs and Blazing Barrels’ – This film was produced to celebrate almost 100 years of celebration along with the North Devon Festival. Contains some very weird and wonderful scenes of old North Devon customs.

‘Hippies and Hooligans’ – A look at youth culture in the South West over the years. Hilarious!

‘North of the River, South of the Sea’ – A compilation of material about the area around the key North Devon towns of Braunton and Ilfracombe, but with an appeal that stretches much further. From the railways in 1898 to the gales of 1989, this is a truly enchanting mixture.

‘From Hartland Point to Lundy Light’ – Produced in association with the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this film explores the highs and lows of the gem in North Devon’s crown – the coast. From shipwrecks to the arrival of the motor car, this is a beautiful and captivating film.

For details of where to catch these films, being screened FREE across North Devon until March 2011, see the Movie Bus website.