What is the oldest film in the world?

The first publicly shown film was “Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory” or “Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon” (French: “La Sortie de l’usine Lumière à Lyon”). The Lumière brothers’ work lasted for 45 seconds and represented a kind of documentary, showing a scene from the lives of workers. The film was screened on December 28, 1895. “Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory” was the first film shown to a wider audience, but the first film in history is recognized as “Roundhay Garden Scene” from 1888. The film was shot by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince at Oakwood Grange Roud in West Yorkshire County, England.


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