Behind the Rent Strike (1974)

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Film details

  • Director

    Nick Broomfield

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Genre


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Here for Life Alternative

Cast & Credits


Covers the last three months of the 14 month rent and rates strike by 3000 tenants on the Tower Hill estate, Kirkby near Liverpool. Divided into two parts: the first deals with the social conditions - river pollution, bad housing, transport, schooling, etc; the second part deals with the political reaction resulting from the strike.

Repeated as a GIMME SHELTER SPECIAL in which archive film on homelessness is shown with new introductions from key figures like Ken Loach, Des Wilson and Sheila McKechnie.

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