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Moon and the Sledgehammer, The

Synopsis
Documentary by Philip Trevelyan about the Page family who live together in a ramshackle house in the Sussex countryside, without gas, electricity or running water. The sons make a living as odd job men and the whole family occasionally drive a steam traction engine around the woods which surround their home. The film, which was shot on 16mm film using only natural light, features interviews with the family, interspersed with footage of them as they go about their day to day activity, and reveals an idiosyncratic view of the world in a sympathetic and poetic portrayal of an unusual way of life.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1971
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
anthropology; documentary films; rural communities; Sussex

Credits

Director
Philip Trevelyan
Producer
Jimmy Vaughan

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£16.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
65 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

Vaughan Films Ltd.

Distributor

Name

The Moon and The Sledgehammer

Web
http://themoonandthesledgehammer.com/ External site opens in new window

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