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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|Resource Rights Holder||John Smith|
|Year of Production||1994-6|
|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|