Best Documentary Movies of 1924
The Great White Silence
Herbert Ponting travelled to Antarctica as part of Captain Scott's ill-fated South pole expedition and shot the footage that makes up this extraordinary documentary.
The Epic of Everest
The official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition. When George Mallory and Sandy Irvine attempted to reach the summit of Everest in 1924 they came closer than any previous attempt. Inspired by the work of Herbert Ponting (The Great White Silence) Captain Noel filmed in the harshest of conditions, with specially adapted equipment, to capture the drama of the fateful expedition.
The Butlers, Evanston, 1923-24
16mm black-and-white home movies from the collection of the Butler Family, depicting the family in the winter of 1923-1924. Made available through the Chicago Film Archives.
Gefahren der Großstadtstraße
Educational film about the dangers of a city. Together with the Munich Police Force, Toni Attenberger shows how to behave and what to look out for in the busy 1924 Munich. Shot on location we are shown the Do`s and Dont`s of traffic, various types of beggars, pickpockets and criminals.