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Jack Firestein, Only a Bookseller

Synopsis
Jack Firestein was a bookseller with bookstalls outside the Camden Labour Centre, in Unity Theatre foyer and shops in the East End, Willesden and Soho. He was also a driver to Clive Jenkins, General Secretary of the trade union, the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staff from the 1970s to 2000. He was a strong Jewish anti-fascist who took part in the Cable Street opposition to Moseley. He fought, was wounded and captured at Anzio and won a Military Medal in WW2.
But Jack will be best remembered as a fearless labour movement activist spanning more than seventy years. He was in the Communist Party and then the Camden Labour Party. He was one of the first members of Unity Theatre and ran the Unity Folk Club that is still going today. He was on every Aldermaston March with his singers. He was a founder member of the London Socialist Film Co-op. He stuck his neck out for many local causes.
The film has interviews with Jack, friends, colleagues and family and amateur and archive film footage. The music is an assortment of folk and protest songs loved by Jack.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
politics; social history; socialism; activism; Firestein, Jack (1917-2004)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£25.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
55 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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