The Jorvik Saga

Details

Location

York

Year

1975

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

09min 53sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Mrs Lindy Reid

Rights Holder

Mrs Lindy Reid

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Have you ever returned somewhere and no longer recognise the place you’ve once been? Then perhaps you can empathise with Erik and his Viking companions as they return to York. Hordes of tourists invade the places they once pillaged and mechanical steeds are chained to railings instead of horses. Can they be happy here or will the return disappointed to Valhalla? 
 

Notes

Archie Reid was a History teacher and prolific film maker. You can find some of his gems on the Britain on Film map ranging from the delightfully absurd to intimate portraits of his home town.  

Credits

Directed by Archie Reid

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

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