Each of the four back to backs which he once owned has now been transformed into a living replica from different eras between the 1840 and 1970s.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Birmingham's network of back to backs in inner city areas including Ladywood, Handsworth, Aston, Small Heath and Highgate began to be demolished and were replaced with social housing.
The film will be on display at the back to backs visitor centre on Hurst Street from tomorrow.
In 200 years, it seems - despite considerable progress in issues of health and standards of living - housing is a problem we cannot get rid of Chris Upton's book Living Back to Back (Phillimore & Co Ltd.
At the turn of the 20th century, a mother and her children chop wood inside their home to sell as firewood; Alfred Morgan, who lived at no3, back of 53, in the 1960s, returned to see the restored back to backs; A poverty-stricken family stands outside their dark and dingy back to back home in Upper Priory c.
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Now more than 30,000 visitors a year are transported back in time as they walk around the city's last surviving court of back to backs.
To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, a special tour of the Back to Backs is available on the first weekend of August.
On Saturday, December 12, Santa Claus will be at the Back to Backs to meet the children who have come to visit them.
He has asked to stop off at the Back to Backs on his tour, and let him know what you would like him and his elves to bring you on Christmas Day.
The traditional bunting was made by a team of nine Back to Backs volunteers who used sail cloth to give it a robust and authentic look.
Pam Gurgul (WVS) and Joe Mattiell at Birmingham's Back to Backs.