Four documentary filmmakers trawled the shelves of Screen Archive South East to find films which could be reinterpreted to tell modern stories using archive footage. The brief was to use archive as a starting point for a new film, rather than just as illustrative material.
The result is four 3 minute documentary films drawing on archive which ranges from home movies of the 1920s and 30s to a professional promotional film made in the 1970s.
The films can be viewed on the project's website which aims to inspire people to add their stories and comments. It uses the possibilities of Web 2.0 technology and social networking to foster an interaction with archive footage, encouraging participation in the creation and generation of local archive, and increase public participation in the region's screen heritage.