This selection of free archive films has been curated by a group of local Nottingham residents with a range of interests, from the history of the high street, to transport and worker’s rights. These interests are reflected in their choice of films, which provide a snapshot of some key moments in Nottingham’s social and political history.
From unions fighting for women’s rights, to protests protecting local industry, and some very divisive artwork in the city centre, the films present a variety of events and views from Nottingham residents over the years.
The blurbs for each film have been written by participants who chose the films together.
Local residents have also contributed their memories, stories and lived history to an audio work about Nottingham, the city they love. You can listen here.
For more information about the wider Dockyards, Demos and New Directions project, and to see what has been produced in other cities on the tour, click here.
This project was produced by Compass Presents in partnership with Media Archive for Central England (MACE). This project is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network. With thanks to City Arts Nottingham, Joe Pick, and Alma Solarte-Tobon, and our project participants: Gail Webb, Janice Owen, Alyn Mulholland, Christopher Middleton, Benjamin Todd, David King, Calvin Howell, Gaby Irving, Peter Russell, Simon Wildgust, Lester Shipley.