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16 Apr 2005 00:00 - 00:00

Bata-ville: We Are Not Affraid of the Future

Full-length documentary based on the links between East Tilbury and the global Bata shoe-making empire.


Back in September 2004, artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie lead a coach journey to Zlín in the Czech Republic, home of the charismatic Czech shoe entrepreneur Tomas Bata. 

Accompanying them on this free trip were former shoe factory employees and residents from East Tilbury’s Bata estate who were joined by fellow Bata workers hailing from Maryport in West Cumbria.


‘Bata-ville’ records their journey, following the passengers as they uncover the hidden history of Bata and reflect on what the future holds for their communities.



More info about the project on www.bata-ville.com


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


16 Apr 2005 00:00 - 00:00



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