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The Battle for Barking

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The Battle for Barking

Synopsis

This film is a unique documentary event: with unrivalled access, it follows both sides in a political battle during a year long campaign which attracted worldwide headlines.
 
Labour MP Margaret Hodge, a Jewish immigrant, is defending the parliamentary seat of Barking in the British general election from a challenge by the leader of the right wing British National Party, Nick Griffin, who has a big following amongst disenchanted white working class voters.
 
With building tension, as violence erupts on the streets, the film shows the strategies of both parties and the eventual denouement on election night.
 
Described as 'remarkable' by the Observer newspaper, the film will be of particular interest in countries where there is a populist rightwing or racist party.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
84 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Laura Fairrie 1st Feature
Producer
Anna Teeman
Co-Producer
Anna Teeman
Executive Producer
Christopher Hird
Editor
John Mister
Director of Photography
Laura Fairrie
Sound
George Foulgham
Music
Molly Nyman

Production Company

Dartmouth Films, in association with Sidewalk Films
Somerset House
South Wing
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 5858
http://www.dartmouthfilms.com

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Company

Christopher Hird
Dartmouth Films
Somerset House
South Wing
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 5858
http://www.dartmouthfilms.com