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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'I CAME TO A RIVER' added to 'My films'.

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This film records various methods of transportation across the Clyde River, starting with bridges and tunnels but concentrating on ferry boats. It features footage of the Finnieston, Govan, and Erskine ferries in operation then broadens to include the Dunoon, Cumbrae, and Ardrossan ferries in the Firth of Clyde. The commentary mourns the passing of the old styles of transportation, but acknowledges that change is inevitable and welcome.

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