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THE PLAN that came from the bottom up

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Synopsis

"It’s an insult to our skills and intelligence that we can produce a Concorde and not enough powerful heaters for all those old-age pensioners who are dying in the cold." A worker at Lucas Aerospace eloquently sums up the core problem of contemporary Western society – one that caters to the interests of a wealthy few. He’s one of the designers of the ambitious strategy proposed by the workforce, in 1976, to shift their company’s assets to manufacture socially-useful products, which was ultimately undermined by both the government and corporate interests.
Director Steve Sprung brilliantly draws their story into the present, delivering it with great intelligence, clarity and civic commitment. 'THE PLAN that came from the bottom up' is a gripping essay, reflecting on the dark consequences of capitalism on society and proposing an encouraging alternative for a troubling present. (LFF Brochure)
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Documentary Competition - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
212 mins
Director
Steve Sprung
Producer
Luis Correia, Sylvia Stevens
Editor
Steve Sprung
Screenwriter
Steve Sprung
Director of Photography
Ralph Bosch, Steve Sprung
Sound
Sound Editing & Mixing: Nuno Carvalho

Genre

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Last updated 2nd October 2018

Production Company

Portugal, UK coproduction

An LX Filmes (PT), Faction Films (UK) production

Faction Films
Sylvia Stevens
26 Shacklewell Lane
London
E8 2EZ
sstevens@factionfilms.co.uk
http://www.factionfilms.co.uk