Forging New Links (A Look At Life)

Details

Location

Cushendall, Derry, Portadown

Year

1963

Source

Format

35mm

colour

Length

09min 09sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

ITV

Rights Holder

ITV

Description

Can Ulster face up to its modern problems by the establishment of new industries?

This film with its stunning photography gives a British perspective on the industrial problems and progress in Northern Ireland. Take a whistle stop tour around the province’s industries from the glowing furnaces of Belfast’s shipyards to the kilns of Wade Pottery in Portadown. Despite the dated tone of the narration it is a pleasure to watch women at work across the country hand painting linen, creating ceramic insulators and collecting rents for the Housing executive.
 

Credits

This material is courtesy of ITV. Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

Narrated  by Tim Turner.

Produced by George Grafton Green for Rank Special Features Division.

Script by Connery Chappell.

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