To celebrate the online release of the British Council's Film Collection - an archive of 120 short documentaries made throughout the 1940's to showcase Britain to the rest of the world - we invited three contemporary UK filmmakers to respond to the Collection. John Akomfrah, Penny Woolcock and Mark Cousins each took a different view. The three films were unveiled as the centrepiece of an exhibition at British Council's London office entitled 'View From Here'.
You can download a booklet with details about the new commissions and accompanying text from Penny Woolcock, John Akomfrah and Mark Cousins by clicking here.
Penny Woolcock's Jerusalem
Mark Cousins' But Then Again Too Few To Mention: A Life of Bob
John Akomfrah's The Silence