Maggie Reinfeld, an MA Film Studies student at King’s College London, who is currently on placement with London’s Screen Archives, has curated a selection of six films from our collection on the theme of London Untold.
This collection celebrates the everyday lives of Londoners. Through personal stories of childhood, leisuretime and marriage and documentary perspectives on domestic, city and suburban spaces an untold history of London emerges. These films provide a glimpse into daily experiences and ordinary settings far-removed from the city’s poster-style image and its central landmarks. Here, the emphasis is on the less visible face of the capital and the citizens who make up its dynamic, diverse and ever-shifting landscape. They focus on animals, children, interracial couples, commuters, victims of domestic violence, and suburban families – each tells a moving story.
The films in this gallery were digitised through the Unlocking Film Heritage fund and are part of the BFI’s Britain on Film project.