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Screenshot from the film
|Directed by||James Kenyon
|Produced by||James Kenyon
|Running time||2 minute|
Living Wigan is a 1902 silent short documentary film directed by James Kenyon and Sagar Mitchell, showing street life and a steam tram in Wigan in August 1902. The film, which was premiered in Wigan Townhall before the Coronation celebrations in 1902, formed part of the 2 hour film show Live in Wigan.
"This film buzzes with the energy and vibrancy of street life in the city," according to the BFI, and the filmmakers, "are seen introducing a comic moment into a possibly more formal opening event," and "actively encouraged the audience to respond to the camera with play acting, comic moments - with the crowd not quite knowing if to respond to the camera or concentrating on the curious event behind them," with, "a farcical moment of a guy splashing water at the crowds with a hosepipe."
- "The Mitchell and Kenyon films". BFI Education. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
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