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N21 Film Festival Coverage

Local History On Film

Monday 18 June 2012, by Jules Garnett

The programme featured a selection of films from the Planet Amateur Film Society, showcasing footage of the Enfield area from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. This was divided into two sections; the first of silent footage accompanied by composer and pianist Costas Fotopoulos with live improvised piano; the second with synchronous sound. The first section was roughly equal measure black and white and colour; the second mostly colour.

The majority of footage was un-staged newsreel type material. Much of this was focused on local celebrations and parades for various events, including the queen’s coronation. The notable exception to this was a dramatised story of a soldier returning blind from World War Two, who takes his own life.

Coming soon: an exclusive interview with composer and pianist Costas Fotoloulos about his involvement with this event.


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