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Undercurrents 5

Synopsis
A video magazine of alternative news, published in response to a growing frustration with mainstream news reporting. All the material was shot on domestic camcorders, mostly by activists who are using the media to support their campaigns.
1: Sir George Young’s guided tour of Oxford pursued by anti-road protestors.
2: Direct action from around the world.
3: Welsh villagers and direct action protestors against open-cast coal mining.
4: In 1995 six charities had advertisments banned.
5: A Reliance Security home video found at Newbury.
6: The media forgot the Turkish invasion of Cyprus but the struggle continues.
7: An activist doorsteps MI5 demanding to see his files.
8: Mass civil disobedience on the Isle of Skye over bridge tolls.
9: Barbie dolls give themselves ‘corrective surgery’ to confront sexism.
10: A music video of the first six months of the Newbury campaign.
11: Swiss anarchists battle police censorship of their homemade ‘ketchup’ movie.
Series
Undercurrents, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 75 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £27.95 per issue 1996 subscription: £75.00 (1 year/3 issues)
Subjects
Environmental science; Politics & government
Keywords
advertising; censorship; civil disturbances; coal mines; Cyprus; environmental campaigning; road building; sexual stereotyping; video surveillance

Sections

Title
My favourite places
Synopsis
1: Sir George Young's guided tour of Oxford pursued by anti-road protestors.

Title
Global news
Synopsis
2: Direct action from around the world.

Title
Celtic enemy
Synopsis
3: Welsh villagers and direct action protestors against open-cast coal mining.

Title
Listen to the banned
Synopsis
4: In 1995 six charities had advertisments banned.

Title
Beadles a trout
Synopsis
5: A Reliance Security home video found at Newbury.

Title
Struggle for Cyprus
Synopsis
6: The media forgot the Turkish invasion of Cyprus but the struggle continues.

Title
Bugger off
Synopsis
7: An activist doorsteps MI5 demanding to see his files.

Title
Toll tax
Synopsis
8: Mass civil disobedience on the Isle of Skye over bridge tolls.

Title
Barbie liberation front
Synopsis
9: Barbie dolls give themselves 'corrective surgery' to confront sexism.

Title
Please help
Synopsis
10: A music video of the first six months of the Newbury campaign.

Title
Blutgeil case, The
Synopsis
11: Swiss anarchists battle police censorship of their homemade 'ketchup' movie.

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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