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BFI Releases the World’s Oldest Home Videos and Thousands Of Unseen Films

BFI Releases the World's Oldest Home Videos and Thousands Of Unseen Films

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The Britain Film Institute (BFI) is launching a national treasure today by releasing thousands of unseen films that cover 120 years of British life. The project, entitled “Britain on Film,” includes beautifully restored films that document and reflect the life, history and culture of Britain. 

Amongst these films are the world’s oldest surviving home videos from 1902. These films show the Passmore family on vacation in the isles of Great Britain and serve as a relic to both British and film history. Other important archival movies include the first film from the England Court of Law, a heartwarming documentary about a Pakistani community in Britain and much more.

The archives officially go digital today and are available for everybody in the UK to stream for free. You can stream and find more information about the “Britain on Film” catalogue on the BFI website.

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