Marc Karlin’s ‘Utopias’ (1989)

 

The film is not about definitions it is more an invitation to see whether there is still a place for the word us in the current political vocabulary.

 

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Broadcast 1 May 1989 Channel 4 (ELEVENTH HOUR) repeated 2 March 1992 Channel 4 (GLOBAL IMAGE) (135 mins)

Seven visions of socialism invited to the banquet table: former union leader (TGWU), Jack Jones; miner’s wife, Marsha Marshall; London GP, David Widgery; economist, Bob Rowthorn; historian, Sheila Rowbotham; the editor of Race and Class, Ambalavaner Sivanandan; and the Cravendale Furniture Co-operative.

Director – MARC KARLIN
Production Company – LUSIA FILMS
Producer – MARC KARLIN
Script – MARC KARLIN/DAVID GLYN
Editor – BRAND THUMIN
Assistant Editor – ANNA LIEBSCHNER
Lighting Cameraman – JONATHAN BLOOM
Assistant Cameraman – CARL ROSS
Sound Recordist – JOHN ANDERTON
Dubbing Mixer – PETER HODGES
Grip – GLYN FIELDING
Lighting – JO McGINTY/RAY BATEMAN
Production Designer – MIRANDA MELVILLE
Art director – HENRY HARRIS
Assistant Art Director – GINA CROMWELL
Models – JAMES CLANCY
Construction – GUY ROSE/KEVIN MARTIN
1930’s Worker – DUNCAN McDONALD
Thanks to SID BROWN/JOHN GORMAN
Trainee – J.J ODERA
Production Manager – SHELLEY WILLIAMS
Production Accountant – PATRICIA COLLINSON

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