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Rewind: Pixels, Planets and Protest
Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)
Manchester, United Kingdom
The North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives have come together to curate a programme of three films to celebrate science in the archives.
Using footage taken from the North West Film Archive, this film screening gives a glimpse through the camera lens into an exciting period in the field of science marked by innovation and advancements in computing and space exploration, and the early days of campaigning against nuclear arms.
In the rarely screened film Garbage In Garbage Out, experiments, interviews and animation illustrate the uses and public perception of computers in 1969. The Inquisitive Giant tells the story of the planning and construction of Jodrell Bank which was designed to ‘probe the mysteries of the universe’ in 1957 and still does so today. The CND movement was born in 1958 and its ‘Ban the Bomb’ slogan and crow’s foot symbol became icons of popular culture; recorded here in beautifully-shot amateur footage of a protest march on Blackpool seafront in 1964.