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Short films saved for posterity

July 20, 2010

Nearly 600 short films made by people from across Wales as part of a BBC project have been saved for posterity.

The 588 films, known as digital stories, have been presented to the National Library of Wales’ screen and sound archive in Aberystwyth. They were made between 2001 and 2007 for a project called BBC Capture Wales.

The stories have been referred to as “scrapbooks” from the heart and were created using photo albums, computers, cameras and scanners. They cover a range of subjects, including love, work, hopes, fears, the past and the future. The people behind the BBC Capture Wales project described the digital stories as “sometimes poignant”, humorous, “but nearly always with a stark personal honesty which sets them apart from much of today’s media”.

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