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Undercurrents 2

Synopsis
A quarterly alternative video magazine, published in response to a growing frustration with the mainstream media. All the material was shot on domestic camcorders, mostly by activists who are using the media to support their campaigns.
1 (12 min): How security firms are taking it out on campaign groups.
2 (12 min): How campaigners transform the courthouse in Brighton.
3 (10 min): The campaign to stop a golf course being built on common land.
4 (12 min): A critical look at the World Bank, IMF and GATT.
5 (8 min): Roundup of stories television fails to cover.
6 (6 min): Did the police go too far in baton-charging protestors in Oxford?
7 (25 min): The campaign to stop a bypass being built through Solsbsury Hill.
8 (9 min): A review of the year’s activities on the ‘No M11 Link’ campaign.
9 (3 min): Putting a halt to an advert made by Indonesian logging companies.
10 (8 min): How corporations libel campaigners to keep them quiet.
11 (5 min): Police seize a sound system on the way to a rave.
Series
Undercurrents, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 112 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £27.95 per issue 1996 subscription: £75.00 (1 year/3 issues)
Subjects
Environmental science; Politics & government
Keywords
environmental campaigning; legal issues; local government; media reporting; road building

Sections

Title
Unreasonable force
Synopsis
1 (12 min): How security firms are taking it out on campaign groups.

Title
Justice in the court
Synopsis
2 (12 min): How campaigners transform the courthouse in Brighton.

Title
Playing around with the commons
Synopsis
3 (10 min): The campaign to stop a golf course being built on common land.

Title
Washes whiter
Synopsis
4 (12 min): A critical look at the World Bank, IMF and GATT.

Title
Street news
Synopsis
5 (8 min): Roundup of stories television fails to cover.

Title
Off the record
Synopsis
6 (6 min): Did the police go too far in baton-charging protestors in Oxford?

Title
Hill, The
Synopsis
7 (25 min): The campaign to stop a bypass being built through Solsbsury Hill.

Title
You’ve got to be choking too
Synopsis
8 (9 min): A review of the year's activities on the 'No M11 Link' campaign.

Title
Commercial brake
Synopsis
9 (3 min): Putting a halt to an advert made by Indonesian logging companies.

Title
Attack of Big Mac
Synopsis
10 (8 min): How corporations libel campaigners to keep them quiet.

Title
Free party people
Synopsis
11 (5 min): Police seize a sound system on the way to a rave.

Production Company

Name

Undercurrents

Distributor

Name

Undercurrents

Email
info@undercurrents.org
Web
http://www.undercurrents.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01792 455900
Address
Old Exchange
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY
Notes
A not-for-profit producer and distributor of UK and global counter-culture content. Working with video makers and communities who have been marginalised or overlooked by TV broadcasters, Undercurrents focuses on social and environmental issues and has some unique footage of campaigns and video activism. There is also a podcast series on eco-living entitled LIVING IN THE FUTURE. Some productions are available for purchase on DVD and others are streamed free online, via the webvideo section of the website.

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