Film No. 5220
Title: SAM HANNA CRAFTSMAN, TEACHER, FILM MAKER
Producer: Sam Hanna
colour , sound, 36 mins 3 secs
Sam Hanna narrates a story of his working life, from his training as a craftsman and teacher through to his film-making. Mr Hanna works on a cabriole leg and shows examples of furniture he has made in his home. After brief shots of Sam writing notes for his handicraft teaching, the film concentrates on Mr Hanna's film-making as he sets off in his car with his wife to film craftspeople around the country. Sam's films of the Burnley Home Guard are featured together with footage of his father meeting King George VI, holidays in Switzerland and his links with the local Swiss community. The film also includes shots of Mr Hanna's workshop and pioneering film equipment and ends with Sam at his typewriter writing a book about his life.