Behind the Rent Strike (1974)

Film details

  • Director

    Nick Broomfield

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


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  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Here for Life Alternative


Covers the last three months of the 14 month rent and rates strike by 3000 tenants on the Tower Hill estate, Kirkby near Liverpool. Divided into two parts: the first deals with the social conditions - river pollution, bad housing, transport, schooling, etc; the second part deals with the political reaction resulting from the strike.

Repeated as a GIMME SHELTER SPECIAL in which archive film on homelessness is shown with new introductions from key figures like Ken Loach, Des Wilson and Sheila McKechnie.

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