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The Film We Can't See
The Film We Can't See
BBC Radio 4 Extra

Adam Zmith has found some lost sound recordings from 1930. As he listens to this archive of intriguing noises, he imagines a... more

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6: We Imagine With Our Bodies

The sound archive from 1930 is about to be auctioned to mysterious bidders. The sounds are linked to extraordinary film... more

16 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
5. For Sale: Intimacy and Infamy

The creative but awkward dynamic between writer Adam Zmith and actor Anton Blake Horowitz blows up. They are trying to... more

10 Aug 2022 · 42 minutes
4. Gossip, Revolution and a Censored Kiss

Adam’s investigation into the lost sound archive prompts him to watch Mädchen in Uniform, a lesbian high school dramedy from... more

02 Aug 2022 · 49 minutes
3. Sexual Hate And Other Mysteries

Adam travels back in time to Weimar era Berlin, when the American actor Louise Brooks danced through the experimental cinema... more

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2. Three Bent Bodies in a Bar One Night

Adam goes deeper into the Rio Cinema archives with researcher So Mayer. They find more work by the pioneering filmmaker... more

19 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
1. Sixteen Names and a Box of Sounds

When a meandering phone call from a forgotten actor called Anton Blake Horowitz leads Adam Zmith into an old cinema,... more

13 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
Introducing The Film We Can’t See: a lost film that could have changed the world

This immersive six-part series takes Adam back to early cinema pioneers Sergei Eisenstein, Louise Brooks and Paul Robeson, in an... more

12 Jul 2022 · 1 minute
The Film We Can't See
6: We Imagine With Our Bodies
The Film We Can't See