Clouds above the rest?

Geoffrey Unsworth alongside fellow cinematic legend and BC Documentary Film Archive graduate Jack Cardiff. Photo courtesy of Jack Cardiff.com The TIME/IMAGE team love a success story and we are always on the look out for an unsung hero amongst the BC Documentary Film Archive. This time round, however, we may have found someone with a

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The Black Sheep of the British Council Film Archive?

TIME/IMAGE may have, perhaps, found the black sheep amongst the many filmmakers of the BC Film Archive – former head of documentary at the BBC and one time collaborator of John Grierson, Paul Rotha. Originally born Paul Thompson, Rotha was an uncompromising filmmaker and intellectual. After being told to change his name by one of his university professors, Rotha wasted

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From the early nineteen thirties, for a period of about twenty years, the British Council was an enthusiastic commissioner and distributor of documentaries from some of the finest film makers of the time, designed to showcase Britain to the outside world. Today, these films – over 400 of them –  are looked after by the BFI in their archives,

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