To celebrate the opening of the latest BFI Mediatheque at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, North by North East features over 100 films and television programmes from the BFI National Archive and the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.
Revisiting over a century of history and culture, industry and politics, the collection takes an extraordinary journey from the Victorian era to the 21st Century. Silent records show miners; galas, football matches and the construction of iconic landmarks. Non-fiction titles document the vast industrial legacy of the region, while promotional films highlight local tourist attractions. Celebrities from the worlds of art and science, politics and sport appear in revealing documentaries, and contemporary drama, comedy and animation bring the collection up to date.
There’s a raft of stories to be found, all told against a North East backdrop.