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Thread #172803   Message #4191155
Posted By: GUEST,BlackAcornUK
20-Oct-23 - 07:26 AM
Thread Name: Calendar customs/Doc Rowe film campaign
Subject: Calendar customs/Doc Rowe film campaign
Hello - over the past few years I've been making a documentary about British calendar customs, focusing on Doc Rowe; doing so alongside Directors Rob Curry and Tim Plester, who also made Way of the Morris and The Ballad of Shirley Collins.

Through this project, the urgency of protecting Doc's globally important collection has been strongly emphasised;

Towards this, we've just launched a Crowdfunding campaign to digitise all of Doc's moving image footage of the British ritual year, from the 1960s to the present. If successful, the material will be hosted/made available by EFDSS, and we'll also be able to use chunks of Doc's amazing, vivid footage to complete our own feature-length film.

If you have any interest in these customs and traditions, please do consider contributing to the campaign:

...We're already 10% of the way there, 24 hours in, and if we can keep that momentum up we'll get extra coverage that can help get us over the line!!