Roundhay Garden Scene is the work of Louis Augustin Le Prince, inventor of the single lens camera. In 1888, in London, 7 years before the Lumière Brothers, the french engineer creates the concept of what will be known as cinema : public screening of animated photographs (precisely : frames displayed at a certain rate, 12 per seconde, to give the illusion of animation). But to become the father of the 7th art, Augustin Le Prince must first become a legend. The 16th of september 1890, with some patents on him, he vanishes while travelling by train to Paris. Just like in a movie.
To read (in French) : Birth of cinema : 107 years and a crime… by Irénée Dembowski (La naissance du cinéma : cent sept ans et un crime… par Irénée Dembowski)