This month sees the launch of Dreaming Spools, a media project run by the University of Oxford to explore and discover film footage of the city’s history. We are searching for footage of any length, from any time period, featuring the city and its inhabitants. We aim to produce a number of threads that can be translated into video accounts and podcasts, constructed from potentially unseen or unused footage.
We are looking for films shot by visitors to the city, students, lifelong residents; any footage is invaluable. Do you remember filming some events or friends during your time in Oxford? Then we would love to know about it. This may involve digging out films that have not been watched in years, getting in touch with older friends and relatives, perhaps even some rifling through an attic! Ultimately, we want your help to surface movies that might not otherwise be in the public domain; for friends of Oxford to help reconstruct the city’s history in film.
We will be documenting the progress of this project on this blog, through the accumulation of material to collating it into potential narratives – watch this space for updates.
If you think you can help us, or know someone who can – get in touch!
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