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The Story of Film part 10: Radical Directors of the 70s Make State of the Nation Movies

Recalling the firebrand films of the 1970s, a time when an ambition to change the world prevailed.

Documentary 2011 61 mins

Director: Mark Cousins


By the 1970s, movies tried to change the world. Wim Wenders shares his experiences in a divided Germany, while Ken Loach reports the view from Britain. Australian cinema is reborn and Japan was making the most moving films in the world. Even bigger, bolder questions were being asked in Africa and South America, from where came John Lennon’s favourite film, The Holy Mountain.