The British Film Institute (BFI)

The films in this collection come from the archive of the British Film Institute (BFI) and have been digitised from the original 16mm and 35mm reels. The BFI exists to promote and preserve film in the United Kingdom. Its range of activities includes archiving, educating and showcasing film through festivals. This collection was acquired from Stanley Forman’s ETV (Education and Television Films) company – formerly Plato Films – in 2003.

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To find out more about Stanley Forman and the work of ETV and Plato films, read Alan Burton's essay "See the Other Half of the World": Stanley Forman, Educational and Television Films and Left Film Culture in Britain.