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STRANGER THAN FICTION

UK, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Ian Potts

Vivid reconstruction through interviews and dramatic sequences of the mass observation movement of the 1930s which conducted opinion surveys in Britain on everything from sex to the abdication the Munich crisis and World War II. By eavesdropping and candid camera photography. "observers" like Humphrey Spender. Charles Madge and Humphrey lennings found themselves witness to the dreams of an odd and eccentric nation.

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