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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'PEN, the' added to 'My films'.

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PEN, the [8001]

When circumstances decide to get awkward, it can enlist the unlikeliest allies. take the humble pen, used millions of times everyday and never given a second through until, of course, you don’t have one and you absolutely need to write something.

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