Colonial Film

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB ah100 colonialfilm
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1890 - 1980
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
  • Digital Content

Scope and Content

This website holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 films are available for viewing online. You can search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword. Over 350 of the most important films in the catalogue are presented with extensive critical notes written by our academic research team.

The ambition of this website is to allow both colonizers and colonized to understand better the truths of Empire.


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