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Way of the Morris 12 rating

Filmmaker Tim Plester's deeply personal journey to reclaim Morris dancing from national joke to one of England's most ancient and enduring roots traditions.

Documentary 2010 64 mins

Director: Tim Plester and Rob Curry

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Overview

Morris dancing is one of England's most ancient and enduring roots traditions. And yet to your average man-jack on the street, it's seen as little more than a national joke. And a bad national joke at that. A heartfelt ode to his agrarian roots, Way of the Morris follows filmmaker Tim Plester on a deeply personal journey from the barleyfields of his childhood to the killing fields of The Somme, in search of a connection with these much-maligned native dances that run deep in his bloodline. Featuring contributions from iconic singer/songwriter Billy Bragg and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie.

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