View From Here Commissions - 3 new short films inspired by the Collection

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'.

Penny Woolcock's Jerusalem


Mark Cousins' But Then Again Too Few To Mention: A Life of Bob


John Akomfrah's The Silence