All 34 films and extracts are from the collection of The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales at The National Library of Wales, and feature films from the 1920s, up to the 1970s.
The resource features a curriculum-related resource pack with ideas for classroom activities (suitable for Foundation Phase through to Key Stage 4) and group discussion, as well as notes on the films themselves. This project has been in development for a number of years.
Conversations between NSSAW and the Film Hub Wales team actually began before the BFI Film Audience Network, at a time when we could only dream of connecting audiences to Welsh film heritage in this way. This is the strength of BFI FAN and it’s members. The partnership enables organisations to make both small and significant steps. This impressive resource demonstrates how accessible and adaptable film is as a tool for learning. We have an opportunity to teach young film audiences of the future about Wales’ rich cultural history and to share stories across the generations that may otherwise be forgotten.
As our countryside, traditions and trades evolve, Wales wide and across the world, it is increasingly important to remember our past.