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Blight (1994-1996)

Local residents have fought a long but ultimately unsuccessful campaign against a motorway extension in East London, seeking to protect their homes from demolition. A montage of documentary footage taken over a two-year period, including interviews with residents, Blight shows everything from the demolition of houses through to the start of construction. Although constructed out of documentary-style visual and audio, the final result is a stylised collage where shots, sounds and dialogue are given new meaning or suggest metaphor, showing the distress and repercussions associated with motorway extension.

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Clip Details

Record Id 007-002-000-071-C
Resource Rights Holder John Smith
Project Ref RLS-02
Year of Production 1994-6
Genre Documentary
Who David Stacey (Producer), John Smith (Director)
Country of Origin UK
Medium / Content Live Action, Non-Fiction, Colour, Sound
Themes Poetry, Memory, Home, Demolition, Community, Rhythm
Clip Length 14:00