BFI – New Political Cinema: Nightcleaners + Q&A with directors Humphry Trevelyan and James Scott Apr 24, 2015 8:45 PM NFT2

Apr 24, 2015 8:45 PM NFT2

UK 1975 Directed by Berwick Street Collective 90 min. Presented in a new digital scan.

Nightcleaners began as a traditional campaign film about attempts to unionise the women who cleaned office blocks at night. It ended as an open, experimental work incorporating optical printing effects and other self-reflexive strategies, encouraging us – and the filmmakers – to consider the true complexity of the situation and the broader issues regarding invisible labour. A classic of its time, Nightcleaners remains direct, accessible and extremely engaging.

 

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