Messiah in the Shadow of Death

by Philpott, Richard

Film: 16mm 1985


Mrs Thatcher and the Tories rise to infernal domination Miners and industrial workers strike, confronting the state The poor, the immigrants, the blacks, the youth, the unemployed and the oppressed of Britain rise-up and fight back The growth of fascism and the police state gives birth to violence. The unions march. The police charge. The state must burn! A dramatic inventory of the logic of growing violence in contemporary Britain. A frame-by-frame rostrum animation film using only photographs and the music of Handel. - R.P. 'The Messiah transforms anonymous news pictures into a powerfully moving photomontage about the nation's state.' - National Film Theatre.


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