Mitchel & Kenyon Films of Ireland

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The Mitchell & Kenyon Collection is the largest surviving collection of early non-fiction actuality films in the world. This collection provides a fresh view of Edwardian era Britain and Ireland. Lost for around 70 years and discovered in 1994, it is an invaluable resource for family historians.

The Mitchell and Kenyon collection contains some twenty-six films made in Ireland between May 1901 and December 1902. Presented as 'Local Films for Local People' the films include street scenes of Dublin, Wexford, Derry and Belfast, local dignitaries attending the Cork International Exhibition, scenic routes from Cork to Blarney Castle, and much more.

This new BFI DVD offers Mitchell and Kenyon's unique and vivid record of Ireland at the start of the twentieth century.

Dir. Sagar Mitchell; James Kenyon.  Ireland 1901-1906 | Black & white | 75 mins | Cert Exempt | Documentary