Previously at the ICA - Films
3 Oct 2014 – 5 Oct 2014
When he died in 2014 at the age of 88, Tony Benn was Britain’s longest-serving politician. Skip Kite’s review of his career serves as a useful reminder of how politics and indeed the wider world have changed since Benn first entered parliament in 1950.
In a series of interviews held largely in his modest kitchen, Benn describes his privileged background, his political awakening, his fiercely held socialist beliefs, and the successes and failures of his efforts to implement them, both as a minister in post-war Labour governments and later as a backbench MP.
Kite’s skilful use of archive news footage to illustrate Benn’s achievements, and his cogent, strongly felt arguments, all help to create a history of Britain during the latter half of the 20th century.
Will and Testament, dir. Skip Kite, USA 2014, 95 mins
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