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16th March 2007 at 00:00
An exhibition of historic documentary films which illustrate how Glasgow changed and evolved over a 50-year period has opened at the city's Lighthouse architecture and design centre.

Until May 7, Sadness and Glad-ness will feature the best of the public education films that were commissioned by Glasgow Cor-poration between 1928 and 1978 and shown at cinemas in the city.

The films, which are held in the Scottish Screen archive, have been transferred to DVD and will run as large-scale projections, and can be accessed by visitors.

Among the major titles is Glasgow our City which was made in 1949 and shows old and "new" Glasgow, illustrated with shots of contemporary street life and local industries, interspersed with images of 17th and 18th century Glasgow. The film includes family life, passengers on various forms of public transport and people at work in factories making products such as cars, carpets and sewing machines.

The exhibition's title is taken from one of a series of films produced during the late 1920s and 1930s to raise money for Glas-gow's Necessitous Children's Hol-iday Camp Fund, when collecting boxes for the charity were sent around the audience after the show.

"Glasgow Corporation commissioned around 50 films over a period of as many years and I think they were quite unique in their approach to public education," says Lucy McEachen, Lighthouse exhibitions manager. "It was a good way to communicate, as Glasgow was a real city of the silver screen with people going to the pictures every Saturday."

For information on film workshops for schools, contact Lighthouse T 0141 221 6362

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