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Wooden Curtains

Synopsis
A drama-documentary examining the human consequences of official policy on racial harassment: in March 1986 a Filipino woman moved into a council house in Sunderland with her husband; 11 weeks later they left under a police escort. Actors portray the couple, both in a reconstruction of events during those 11 weeks and two years on, directly addressing the viewer about how they felt then and now and about their dealings with bureaucracies that didn’t seem to want to listen. Includes interviews with representatives from the police, the local authority, the Commission for Racial Equality, and the Bangladeshi community in Sunderland.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 22 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
race relations; racial violence

Credits

Director
Nick Oldham
Producer
Alan Carter; Mick Catmull
Writer
Ken Joness

Production Company

Name

A19 Film & Video Ltd

Distributor

Name

A19 Film & Video Ltd

Phone
0191-565 5709
Address
Sunderland
SR1 1LE
Notes
rec’d 4/95

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