Hopscotch Films were commissioned by BBC Learning to create a unique window into what life was like one hundred years ago. With a mix of archive, animation and specially shot footage, we tell the story of six amazing events from the perspective of the witnesses. These are the stories you would be reading about in the newspapers one hundred years ago:
Bombing Raids in Libya: Italian forces attack Libya in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. They drop bombs from small planes in the world’s first air raid.
Industrial Unrest in Glasgow: Women protest against a cut in wages and ten thousand workers strike at the Singer factory.
Armed Gang in shootout with the Police: Home Secretary Winston Churchill watches as police and army battle a gang of jewel thieves.
Art Theft in Paris: the Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre. It’s so famous it’s unsellable, the police suspect it’s a prank by the modernists.
The Conquest of the South Pole: Admunsun triumphs over Scott in a tale of adversity and heroism.
Street Protests for Democracy : Suffragettes storm parliament and smash windows demanding the vote.
Produced by; John Archer, Carolynne Sinclair Kidd
Directed by: Clara Glynn, Dhivya Chetty, Ewan Morrison, Joseph Briffa, Aileen Ritchie