Short Films we’ve created

Short Films we’ve created

In recent years we have created some short films, using original archive images, to capture the Rowntree story in miniature.

A biography of Lawrence Rowntree to accompany an exhibition we created at York Castle Museum April-December 2017.


A 3Sixty Installation, created to commemorate the centenary of Joseph Rowntree’s becoming an honorary freeman of the city of York in November 1911.

A 3Sixty Installation to draw attention to the significance of Seebohm Rowntree as a national figure and his role in industrial welfare.


50 Years of Collecting Rowntrees, three short films celebrating a private collector and his collection.

Vintage Chocolate

The World of After Eights

BBC 2 Documentary Film ‘A Life Without Work’

We supported BBC2 during the making of a two-part film in 2010 that compared unemployment in York today with the situation 100 years ago, when Seebohm Rowntree wrote his important study of Unemployment, as a follow-up to his seminal study on Poverty. The presenter, Richard Bilton, attended the reception to mark this programme as a guest speaker.

Copies of the broadcast programme are available through all the branch libraries in York.

Factory to Front: A short film on Rowntrees by University of York students in 2013

See here.

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