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The Bain Graffy Film Collection

Films from and about Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. This film collection is named jointly after Cameron Bain and Professor Julian Graffy.

Professor Julian Graffy

The collection was created and built up over many years by Professor Graffy and was named in his honour to mark his retirement from SSEES in December 2013. 

Over many years, until his sudden death in June 2014, Cameron Bain was responsible for adding material to the website indexes and for creating thousands of individual catalogue pages, a task he performed with knowledge, enthusiasm and exemplary efficiency. For this reason the collection was renamed in his memory.

Cameron Bain

To search the collection, choose the appropriate index below and follow the links to obtain full details about the item.

UCL staff and students may watch material in the Multimedia Room at SSEES Library. Note down the call number of the DVD / video tape on which the material is held (e.g. DVD-123) and request it at the Library Help Desk.

Please note that viewing facilities are NOT available to people from outside UCL.

Search the collection

Search the film collection in Explore →


Important: for recent additions to the collection, please check the 'Material in cataloguing' below.

Feature Films
Documentaries on History, Politics and Current Events
Documentaries on Literature, Cinema and other Arts
Language Learning Materials
Other Materials

Material in cataloguing

The items listed here are all in the process of cataloguing. Though the discs listed here are not yet in the full catalogue or the indexes, they are on the shelves and are available for use. Just ask for them at the Library help desk in the usual way by giving the Call number.

DVDs in cataloguing
Recorded Discs in cataloguing

Help with searching

Option 1: Use Explore advanced search

Our pre-populated advanced search in Explore will show all records in the collection. Users can add your own additional search term to search within the collection.

Screenshot of an Explore advanced search, pre-populated with the Bain Graffy collection

Option 2: Explore catalogue search, then filter results

Users can perform a library catalogue search in Explore and then select "SSEES Library – Bain Graffy Film Collection" found under the "Collection" heading of the filter options.

Screenshot of an Explore search results, showing the filter options