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All You Need's An Excuse

Cat No: DSS0009
Date: 14th November 1972
Location: Beckford, North London
Original format: 16mm
Colour: B/W



Parents take matters into their own hands to claim a safe play space for their children in traffic-filled Beckford, North London. This campaigning film advocates the benefits of direct action, offset against the pitfalls of apathy - and makes use of a bold and unconventional filmmaking style. It was made by Liberation Films, which developed from a group of activists, including a doctor and several teachers, all campaigning against American involvement in Vietnam. They produced campaigning films in local communities and were particularly active in the 1970s.

Production Credits

Tony Wickert - Director
Geoff and Marie Richman - Producers


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