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Record 7576 – 7595 of 7603
 
 
FUNNY BUSINESS
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7428
 
Student production. Profile of emerging stand-up comedian Steve Shanyaski who has just given up his job to pursue a career in comedy. There is footage of Shanyaski on stage at the Frog and Bucket club in Manchester on 28th April 2003 mixed with the comedian at home talking about his act and his hopes for the future. The camera follows him around as he shops in Stockport and goes to the post office in preparation for a comedy awards event. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
[BINGO!]
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7429
 
Student documentary about the Gala bingo club in Warrington, with contributions from staff and customers. Opens with a point-of-view shot as the camera enters the venue, and proceeds to the main hall. Staff at all levels then share their stories and experiences of dealing with the clients and management, and customers talk about their enthusiam for the game. Includes shots of fruit machines and of a bingo game in progress. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7430
 
Student documentary about Penketh United FC, a boys football team in Warrington. It contrasts the work of volunteer manager Paul McDonna with Ray Hall, director of Everton FC's youth academy based at Bellefield, Liverpool in the development of young players. There are scenes from Penketh United's training sessions and from a match against Fife Rangers. Also includes footage of Wayne Rooney scoring goals for Everton. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
THE NORTHWEST: A UFO GATEWAY?
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7431
 
Student production in which the founder of the British UFO Studies Centre, Eric Morris, outlines the work that he and his organisation carry out and recounts stories of local sightings in the Runcorn and Widnes area. Also features scenes from a 'regional conference' held inside Waterloo Community Centre in Runcorn at which Mr Morris makes a presentation to enthusiasts. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
MIND GAMES
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7432
 
Student documentary showing David Knight, a stage hypnotist, performing one of his shows. Susan Leigh, a clinical hypnotherapist, argues that stage shows run by underqualified practitioners undermine the serious work done by the profession. Knight defends stage hypnotism, arguing that it acts as a shop front for the power of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool. Includes shots of volunteers under hypnosis at one of Knight's shows held in a social club. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
THE THIN IDEAL
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7433
 
Student production looking at how the media, and magazines in particular, depict the "ideal" female body shape by using images of thin fashion models, and the impact this has on consumers. Young women explain how these unrealistic portrayals can make them feel self-conscious about their body, and a group of lads discuss the physical dimensions of their ideal woman. Includes several images of female celebrities and fashion models plus interior shots of women's clothes shops. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT WICCANS
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7434
 
Student production featuring interviews with two followers of the Wicca religion. After opening point-of-view shots of a journey through a wood, Deb and "Amy" talk about how they became Wiccans and debunk some of the popular myths about witches. Deb describes the origins of the religion, and the symbols, rituals and festivals associated with it. Ends with Deb practising her faith at home by chanting a spell. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
LIVING LANGUAGE
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7435
 
Student documentary giving a profile of lecturer and performance poet Jo Warburton. Warburton, who teaches language and communication at Unversity College Warrington, talks about her upbringing in unfashionable Dallam, the subjects she writes about, and her interest in gardening and archaeology. Includes a recital of 'Dallam' and shots of that area, plus a stage performance of her song 'Eine Kleine Crap Neighbour'. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
[BILL DRUMMOND PROFILE]
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7436
 
Student production profiling musician and artist Bill Drummond. Drummond, part of the KLF and K Foundation as well as other music and art ventures, offers his thoughts on some of his controversial projects and stunts. These include the burning of one million pounds on a remote Scottish island, and Drummond firing blanks from a machine gun at the audience during his band's performance at a televised awards show. Features contributions from colleagues and footage from music videos and television appearances. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
CARISMA
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7437
 
Student documentary about community organisation Carisma that works in the Moss Side, Hulme and Longsight areas of Manchester to counter street crime and offer viable alternatives to young people. Chairperson Erinma Bell and other core members talk about how Carisma was set up, how it seeks to engage with existing groups and the authorities, the public events it organises and projects it hopes to run in the future. Members at a Carisma event also explain why they joined the organisation. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
[PERCEPTIONS OF HELL]
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7438
 
Student documentary examining people's perceptions of hell. After an opening scene in which a man faces a 'hell-ish' wait for a bus to arrive, the three contributors - a Warrington vicar, a pagan and a non-religious young woman - offer their thoughts and opinions on the concept of hell. Their views are set against depictions of hell in literature and images of war, destruction and disfigurement. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
DEALING WITH DEPRESSION
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7439
 
Student production profiling Manchester musician and songwriter Bryan Glancy who suffers from bipolar affective disorder. Glancy talks about the dramatic effect this has had on his life and about his music projects that have involved collaborations with alternative comedians and other Manchester musicians. Features insights into the condition from Tony McAlpine at the Mood Swings Network. Also includes Glancy performing in a bar and on Oxford Road. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
[HANKY PARK]
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7440
 
Student documentary in which former residents of Hankinson Park in Salford, made famous by Walter Greenwood's novel 'Love on the Dole', talk about their fond memories of the area. They describe how it has changed since the slum clearances and the erection of flats and tower blocks. Illustrated with archive photographs and film of the old 'Hanky Park', its demolition and rebuilding. Also includes images of the replacement buildings, many of which are now themselves in need of repair, as contributors bemoan the deterioration of the area and call for new investment. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7441
 
Student production looking at the positive and negative effects on the body of eating chocolate. Several consumers list their favourite brands before a nurse based at Padgate Campus explains the chemical and biological effects of chocolate consumption on the human body. An art student talks about why she eats chocolate and the manager of Thorntons in Warrington describes the range of products in her confectionery store. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
THE TASTE OF BLOOD
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7442
 
Student production that examines the significance of blood in different religions and briefly outlines the work of the National Blood Service. Features contributions from a pagan witch, a vicar, a rabbi and a Jehovah's Witness elder as well as Tony Chadwick who works on a black pudding stall in Bury Market. Concludes with Emma Heesom, press officer for the National Blood Service, who describes the work of the NBS alongside images of the blood donation procedure. Also includes brief shots of meat being cut by a butcher and clips from feature films. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7443
 
Student documentary examining the debilitating effects of M.E., or chronic fatigue syndrome, using contibutions from sufferers and a medical doctor. It looks at the onset, symptoms, treatment and prognosis of the condition as well as its psychological effects and public perception. M.E. sufferers describe the impact of the illness on their day to day lives and their attempts to manage it. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
AMPS UTD
Date: 2003 Film Number: 7444
 
Student production profiling the development of amputee football in the North West. Dave Connor, the England Amputee Football Team Manager who also works at Everton FC, talks about the development and rules of this form of the game and the setup at England and Everton. Dave Tweed, an ex-soldier, shares his own story of taking up amputee football after losing a leg in an accident, representing England and setting up the Manchester Amputee football team that trains inside the JJB Soccerdome in Trafford. [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
AN EMIGRANT'S TALE
Date: 2005 Film Number: 6779
 
A short documentary film describing how the Cherian family emigrated from India to the North West of England, via Singapore, during the mid Twentieth Century. Philip and Elizabeth Cherian describe their childhood in Singapore and explain how their father was imprisoned there by the Japanese during World War II. Includes extracts of archival footage featuring the state of Kerala in India and Changi village in Singapore.
 
 
 
MOVING MEMORIES - TALES FROM MOSS SIDE AND HULME
Date: 2009 Film Number: 5954
 
Using contemporary interviews and BBC archive material, local people reminisce about arriving, growing up and living in Hulme and Moss Side in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Includes scenes at Webster Street Primary School, the Crescents, the Nile Club and of the infamous riots.
 
 
 
FROM PAKISTAN TO PENDLE
Date: 2009/10 Film Number: 7343
 
Using a mixture of archive film and contemporary footage interspersed with interviews, this short film looks at the experiences of first and second generation immigrants from Pakistan to Nelson in Lancashire. Interviewees talk about working in the cotton industry in the town, their feelings on arrival, and at how life for the younger generation has changed from their parents' and grandparents' time. [Produced as part of the Reel Revolutions project] [Catalogued as part of 'Revitalising the Regions' - a Screen Heritage UK project, 2011]
 
 
 
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