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Nightcleaners & '36 to '77 (DVD) Nightcleaners & '36 to '77 (DVD)

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by Berwick Street Film Collective

by Berwick Street Film Collective

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Nightcleaners (1975) by the Berwick Street Film Collective has long been recognised as a landmark of British experimental film and political cinema. Together with its companion film, ’36 to ’77 (1978), it pioneered a film form as radical as the Collective’s politics.

The films chronicle one of the key campaigns of the women’s movement in the 1970s. The campaign to unionise women night cleaners in London anticipates contemporary issues regarding precarious labour.

To celebrate the first digital release of the films, a special box set has been produced containing the two films on DVD disc, reproductions of historical material, including news sheets of the women’s movement – one designed by Mary Kelly, a member of the Film Collective, an interview with whom is also included as well as rare illustrations and contributions from the filmmakers.

Nightcleaners (1975) by the Berwick Street Film Collective has long been recognised as a landmark of British experimental film and political cinema. Together with its companion film, ’36 to ’77 (1978), it pioneered a film form as radical as the Collective’s politics.

The films chronicle one of the key campaigns of the women’s movement in the 1970s. The campaign to unionise women night cleaners in London anticipates contemporary issues regarding precarious labour.

To celebrate the first digital release of the films, a special box set has been produced containing the two films on DVD disc, reproductions of historical material, including news sheets of the women’s movement – one designed by Mary Kelly, a member of the Film Collective, an interview with whom is also included as well as rare illustrations and contributions from the filmmakers.

Extras

  • With contributions by Ben Cook, Kodwo Eshun, Mary Kelly, Marc Karlin, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Alex Sainsbury, Sukhdev Sandhu, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan.
  • Package contains 2 DVDs
  • 2 books vols + 2 DVD (boxed)
  • 212 pages
  • 11 colour and 25 black & white illustrations
  • 304mm x 216mm

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Additional Info

SKU 9783960983811
Year 1975 & 1978 (DVD 2019)
Director Berwick Street Film Collective; Kelly, Mary
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Koenig Books
Countries United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Running time 94 mins
DVD region Region free

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