My films

The 'My films' feature allows you to build a personal list of films from the Moving Image Archive catalogue. To add films to your list use the 'Add to my films' button on the full description page for each film or in your search results.

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'SOCIAL PROBLEMS' added to 'My films'.

Films with full length videos



A film highlighting the 'Social Problems' that were created when the slum clearance in the Gorbals began. There are shots of the Gorbals before demolition and then footage of the vast housing estates which the people of the Gorbals were sent to. There are interviews from former residents talking about the loss of community spirit as neighbours, friends and family were sent to different areas. The interviewees also complained about the lack of amenities that were available in their estates.

Full length video available

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