Forever Young: Documentary celebrates youth culture of the 1970s and 1980s.


FOREVER YOUNG: A new documentary that features footage from the unique ITV Anglia collection of television news and documentaries held at the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) is being previewed in selected venues.

Produced by Norwich-based arts organisation Reel Connections, Forever Young documents the changes that swept through Britain in the nineteen seventies and eighties all seen through the lives of young people in East Anglia.  Archive content includes an extraordinary range of local news and documentaries shot in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the wider region.

Reel Connections Director Guy Martin says;

“These films offer a unique and sometimes surprising snapshot of the social movements that transformed British society, and how they connected to the trailblazing music – and sometimes outlandish fashions – of the times! We’re really excited to be able to bring this material to new audiences”.


FOREVER YOUNG is being screened in selected venues exclusively in November 2021.  See venues for booking details.

Wednesday 24 NovemberDISS CORN HALL (10.30am and 7.30pm)

Saturday 27 NovemberCINEMA CITY, NORWICH (1pm – with panel discussion)


Forever Young is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) with National Lottery funding as part of New Directions.


Available for interviews / further information:

Guy Martin, Director, Reel Connections CIC 07941 233092


REEL CONNECTIONS is a not-for-profit organisation that uses film and the creative arts to engage and connect communities, groups and individuals across Norfolk and the East of England. Through a varied programme of activities, they work with people of all ages and abilities, particularly those experiencing social and rural isolation.

NEW DIRECTIONS is a programme of screen heritage activity led by Film Hub North and the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network. The aim of the programme is to support archive film events that explore pivotal moments of modern history where the people of the UK tried to break with the past, change direction or embark on new journeys.