The news story is overly breathless in the telling, but clicking though yields the trailer, and while there is something almost criminal about colorization in the sense of the process altering history, to our eyes it also indisputably makes history come alive.
What about before photography?
I can’t help you there.
Exclusive to British Pathé TV and narrated by Allen Leech, of Downton Abbey fame, “Revolution in Colour” has been more than 80 years in the making by the world-famous newsreel archive, British Pathé.
The epic feature-length documentary charts the entire course of Irish independence from Home Rule to Civil War
The project had been quashed by the Irish government when it was first attempted in 1935 (British Pathé’s film reels were even confiscated) but now finally sees the light of day as the result of a major collaboration between the Pathe archive and Zampano Productions, the acclaimed producers of Seven Women, TK Whitaker – Seirbhíseach an Stáit and The People’s Tenor.