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16 OCTOBER 2015

The Age of Stupid (2009): exploitation colonialism

Franny Armstrong (2009). "The Age of Stupid". London, Spanner Films / Passion Pictures.

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2009 • 2055 • 2D animationAfrica • animated segments • Atlantic slave trade • British filmclimate changecolonial expansioncolonial historycolonisation • copper • cotton • crude oildepletion of natural resourcesdestructive practices • diamond • drama-documentary-animation hybrid • economic policy • energy consumptionenvironmental determinism • exploitation of native populations • exploitation of natural resources • extraction of raw materials • fertile landfinancial gain • Franny Armstrong • geopolitics • George Monbiot • goldhuman history • hybrid cinematic technique • imperialismindependent cinemaIraq • ivory trade • John Battsek • Lizzie Gillett • Mark Lynas • national territory • native populations • natural resourcesoil extractionPassion Picturespatterns of consumption • Pete Postlethwaite • rubber • satirical illustration • slave trade • slavery • Spanner Films • spice trade • territory • The Age of Stupid (2009) • timber • tin • transatlantic slave trade • war over water • William Tell Overture • wood

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Simon Perkins
17 APRIL 2014

British Pathe releases 85,000 films on YouTube

"Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world.

'Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them,' says Alastair White, General Manager of British Pathé. 'This archive is a treasure trove unrivalled in historical and cultural significance that should never be forgotten. Uploading the films to YouTube seemed like the best way to make sure of that.'

British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, renowned for first–class reporting and an informative yet uniquely entertaining style. It is now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in existence. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage–not only from Britain, but from around the globe–ofmajor events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, sport and culture. The archive is particularly strong in its coverage of the First and Second World Wars.

Alastair White continues: 'Whether you're looking for coverage of the Royal Family, the Titanic, the destruction of the Hindenburg, or quirky stories about British pastimes, it'll be there on our channel. You can lose yourself for hours.'

This project is being managed by German company Mediakraft, which has been responsible for numerous past YouTube successes. The company will be creating new content using British Pathé material, in English and in foreign languages."

(The British Pathé Archive, 17 April 2014)

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1896 • 1976 • Alastair White • amateur photographerarchival materialarchiveBritish filmBritish PatheBritish Royal Family • cinemagazine • cosmeticscultural collecting organisationscultural heritagedigitisation project • Edward Curtis • factory girlfactory workerfilm archive • film collection • filmed news stories • First World War • footagehair styling • heat exchanger • heat pump • Hindenburg disaster • historic filmhistorical collection • holiday camp • Mediakraft • national cultural heritage onlinenews reportnewsreel • newsreel archive • pastimes • Playboy Bunny • Playboy Club • promotion and dissemination • RMS Titanic • sea travel • Second World Warshort subjectssocial history • Titanic disaster • travelogue • vintage films • WWIWWIIYouTubeYouTube channel

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Simon Perkins
22 JUNE 2012

Canterbury Anifest 2012!

"We're excited to announce that Dreamworks and Double Negative have been confirmed to attend Anifest 2012. Happening on the 5th and 6th of October, there are a number of talks, workshops and animation competitions. Watch this space as we confirm more details. ... Canterbury Anifest is the South East's animation festival giving an insight into everything animation. In 2012 the festival will take place over the weekend of the 5th & 6th October and will include industry professionals providing talks, master classes and screenings."

(Canterbury Anifest, UK)

Fig. 1 "Canterbury Anifest 2011 Highlights Trailer", Animate & Create Studios.

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2012 • Anifest 2012! • Anifest Competitionanimationanimation competition • animation competitions • animation festival • animation student • animation workshops • annual eventBritish film • Canterbury (UK) • Canterbury Anifest • Canterbury Anifest 2012 • Double NegativeDreamWorksfestival • film enthusiast • film screening • industry professionals • international films • Kent • master classes • short animation competition • short film • South East England • the magic of animationUKworkshops

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Simon Perkins
01 AUGUST 2010

UK Film Council axed by the UK coalition government

"The UK Film Council became one of the highest profile quangos to be axed by the coalition government after culture secretary Jeremy Hunt unexpectedly announced its abolition.

In a raft of mergings, streamlinings and closures, Hunt also axed the Museums, Libraries and Archives council (MLA). ...

Film producer Tim Bevan, who chairs the council, said: 'Abolishing the most successful film support organisation the UK has ever had is a bad decision, imposed without any consultation or evaluation. People will rightly look back on today's announcement and say it was a big mistake, driven by short–term thinking and political expediency. British film, which is one of the UK's more successful growth industries, deserves better.'

Since it was created by Labour in 2000 the UKFC, with 75 staff, has been responsible for handing out more than £160m of lottery money to over 900 films. Successes range from Bend it Like Beckham to Gosford Park to Fish Tank with the occasional dud – notably Sex Lives of the Potato Men – along the way. Last August the Labour government began consultation on merging the film council with the BFI."

(Mark Brown and Maev Kennedy, 26 July 2010, Guardian News and Media Limited)

Fig.1 'Centurion' is a Pathé Productions presentation in association with the UK Film Council of a Celador Films Production of A Film by Neil Marshall.

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20002010 • abolition • arts funding • Bend it Like Beckham • BFIBritish filmBritish Film Institutecreative capitalcreative economycreative industriescultureenterprisefilmfilm industry • Fish Tank • funding • Gosford Park • Jeremy Hunt • John Woodward • Libraries and Archives council • library • lottery funding • MLAmuseumpolitics • quango • Sex Lives of the Potato Men (film) • Tim Bevan • UKUK Film CouncilUKFC

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Simon Perkins
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