V. (1987)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Tony Harrison

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1987

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Tony Harrison's "V" Alternative

Synopsis

Visualisation of Tony Harrison's poem "v.". v. is about the multiple meanings of the letter - victory, versus, verses, for example. Starting from a meditation in a Leeds' graveyard where the poet's parents' headstone has been defaced with grafitti, v. rises to a panoramic view of the divisions, antagonisms and aspirations within British society, and the poets own self. Includes archive footage of the miners' strike and football hooliganism.

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