Submitted by Fozzie on December 24, 2020

I'd not seen this before or heard mention of it:

https://www.veoh.com/watch/v94827459ga8FZZCM

Dare to Dream was directed by Marianne Jenkins, a film student from Goldsmiths' College, University of London, in 1990. It looks at the history of anarchism in the UK and beyond, as well as the state of the movement in the tumultuous year the poll tax uprising finally led to the resignation of Thatcher. Among the anarchist heavyweights interviewed are Albert Meltzer, Vernon Richards, Vi Subversa, Philip Sansom, Clifford Harper and Nicholas Walter, as well as a host of lesser known but equally committed dissidents. The film also features the miners strike and class struggle, squatting and social centres such as Bradford's 1in12 club, animal rights and feminism.

Seems to capture the spirit of the times reasonably well which means there is a lot of Chumbawamba on the soundtrack and quite a bit on animal rights, punk and so on. But the footage of Meltzer, Sansom, Rety etc is well worth a look.

Fozzie

1 year 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Features someone called Roger at 24:00 who bears a striking resemblance to Roger Hallam of Extinction Rebellion?

Battlescarred

1 year 5 months ago

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It was a pretty crappy film. Leah Feldman got about one second, some serious class struggle anarchists interviewed for the film didn't make it beyond the cutting room.

Fozzie

1 year 5 months ago

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It's certainly more interesting as a historical document (filtered through Goldsmiths) than useful propagada or anything, certainly.

Battlescarred

1 year 5 months ago

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Oh, and its Nicolas Walter, not Nicholas

Fozzie

1 year 5 months ago

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Battlescarred

Oh, and its Nicolas Walter, not Nicholas

Indeed, and she got that wrong in the subtitles as well as the blurb, which is indefensible really!

Battlescarred

1 year 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

well,.... you wouldn't like being called Fuzzie instead of Fozzie, would you?

Fozzie

1 year 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Indeed I would not, comrade! But fortunately there is little prospect of Goldsmiths students banging at my door, cameras at the ready :)