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Behind the Rent Strike

Directed by Nick Broomfield
United Kingdom, 1979
Documentary

Synopsis

Eye-openingly depressing, Broomfield’s account of the 1972/73 Kirby rent strike – during which 3000 residents of the new town refused to pay their rent (after it was doubled) in protest at the substandard housing, schooling, and policing, and the lack of promised local jobs.

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Behind the Rent Strike Directed by Nick Broomfield