Identification, indexing and publication of filmmaking about agriculture
From the 1920s onwards film producers and agricultural institutions produced so called educational films for advisory purposes as well as propaganda films for agricultural products. Films were also an important media for the self-representation of farmers and their organisations. Therefore, it is not surprising, that in many of the archival funds the AHR have catalogued we find films and context information about rural films.
In order to preserve, systematise and publicise the information about the agricultural and rural films, the Archives of Rural History have, in collaboration with partners on the European level, created a database which contains information on the title as well as metadata on the so far identified rural films. So far the database of the European Rural History Film Association contains information on ca. 3'000 films from Europe and North America. 550 of these films are digitised and can be viewed online via the ERHF Online-Portal.
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