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Location: Bristol, UK      Length: 14 min.

Bristol, UK, a city more than 1000 years old, was bombed six times during World War II.  Bombing in the night of 24 November 1940 destroyed the city center.  A combination of oral history and archival footage captures the meaning of a city transformed through conflict.  What used to be the center of the city changed completely and this film focuses on the change that particular area has experienced through the perspectives of three different people at different points in time.

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Produced in 2010 by Devika Raman

Copyright 2010 University of Bristol

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