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The First Film
First Film, The

The First Film  

Synopsis

Filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson uncovers the fascinating truth behind the greatest mystery in cinema history in The First Film, following his 33-year quest to prove who really invented moving images. 

In 1888, Frenchman Louis Le Prince produced the world’s first moving image film in Leeds, England. But just as he was about to unveil his invention, Le Prince disappeared, never to be seen again...

Seven years on, history would award Thomas Edison and the Lumiére Brothers the accolade as the first people to pioneer film – leaving Le Prince all but forgotten. Now, in this thorough investigation, featuring insight from historians and experts, Wilkinson reveals the truth behind an astonishing story of British innovation, ruthless competition and possibly murder…

*****

PRESS REVIEWS:

**** [FOUR STARS]“This compelling documentary is essential for anyone with an interest in screen history” - RADIO TIMES


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, History, Entertainment, Education, Documentary

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 1 x 106-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:A Guerilla Docs Production