Film de Douvres 2020 - disponible en ligne - gratuit à regarder!

Every year for decades the Dover Film has recorded the highlights of life in the Town – forming a unique and moving chronicle of changing times. And this year is no different as the volunteer film team captured a year like no other. The footage begins with the normality of early 2020, the DODS panto and the spectacular fireworks over the harbour during the visit of the new cruise liner Scarlett Lady. We then see how the Covid lockdown affected Dover, the clap for our NHS heroes, the suddenly empty quiet and High Street, the commemoration of VE Day with by socially distant street parties in front gardens as we found ways to be together but safe. The beach was the most popular place for fun and sun this year with plenty of space for families to enjoy being out safely. L'esprit communautaire de Douvres est toujours merveilleux et jamais plus cette année alors que les gens se soutiennent les uns les autres et la communauté au sens large.. Le nettoyage de la plage bénévole a pu se dérouler en septembre et le Forum de Tower Hamlets s'est réuni plus de 50 des sacs de déchets dans leur zone de nettoyage locale. Le film se termine par des déclarations personnelles émouvantes de gens ordinaires vivant une année extraordinaire - et lorsqu'on leur a demandé ce qu'ils appréciaient le plus à propos de Douvres, ils ont convenu que notre magnifique paysage naturel, la campagne, the cliffs and the sea were the most important together with being part of a community that cares.

The Dover film – not to be missedis normally shown in our own Silver Screen Cinema but this year you can find it on-line at the Dover Film Festival website under the membership tab. Watching the 2020 film is free and by joining the society you also get access to previous films. Dover Town Council gives regular support to the Dover Film – most recently in 2020 a grant of £311 towards secure storage.

The team are already at work on the 2021 film so if you have an event or something you think needs recording why not contact them through their website?