Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East

Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East

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Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East on Film


Local academic Dr Ben Lamb (Teesside University) joins us on 24 Sept to present short films and

clips sourced from North East Film Archive that depict how the social character of our region has

developed from WW2 to the present day.


Through local news reports, Tyne Tees documentaries, Trade union campaigns, community films and more, audiences will experience how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of our region from the 1920s to today. People will be invited to share their thoughts as we explore how the journey ‘from cradle to grave’ - accessing healthcare, housing, education, social security, pensions, and other human rights entitlements - has changed over the years.


Is there anything we can learn from the past to improve our future?


Many of these films haven’t been seen since they were first made and are part of the extensive collections at North East Film Archive.


This screening is brought to you by the North East Film Archive, as part of their North East on Film project connecting the people and communities of the region with their film heritage, in partnership with Teesside University


Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Teesside University