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FIRERAISER

UK, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Documentary)

Director: 20th Century Vixen

A drama-documentary which sets out to explore the role played by Sir Arthur (Bomber) Harris in the history of bombing. Intercutting drama, documentary and archive footage, the film examines the relationship between the use of carpet bombing during the Second World War and the political aims of the world powers at that time.

Based on the premise suggested in the play by Albert Hunt, Max Wall plays 'Bomber' Harris (with considerable verve and wit) as a man obsessed by the techniques of bombing He was responsible for perfecting methods of mass civilian bombing which culminated in the destruction of the city of Dresden in February, 1945.

20th Century Vixen is an all-women collective, a regional franchised workshop based in Brighton

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