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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To create a list that you can access from any computer at any time, you need to register online and get a National Library of Scotland password. If you have an NLS password, you can log in now to create your films list.

'HOW THE SEA WAS SALT' added to 'My films'.

Films with full length videos

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A short folk tale about Greed, Envy and a Talking Tree! Based on a story my father used to tell me at bedtime, it’s about a lonely old beachcomber who is given a magic mill by a strange tree, only to have it stolen by a passing hunter. It is a fairy tale about how the sea became salty.

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