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Dawson, J.

UK, 1980 (MIFF 1981)

Director: Don Mason, Nicky Malleson

Dawson, J. is an original and penetrating assessment of the power of the media in misrepresenting trade union struggles and a frightening image of the threat to social democracy posed by state surveillance.

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