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.
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.
- Rowntree’s Secret: The Amazing Family History of Mark Addy
- Did Seebohm Rowntree use False Names When Conducting his Pioneering Research?
- From the Hard Life to Hollywood: How a Star’s Family Saga had a Happy Ending
Blood and Chocolate
We supported the background research for Blood and Chocolate, a widely acclaimed dramatised street performance based on the story of Chocolate and World War I, was created and streamed by Pilot Theatre and Slung Low in 2010.
Factory to Front: A short film on Rowntrees by University of York students in 2013