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socculture4.jpg For 1960’s footage of the counter-culture, take a look at the Peter Whitehead collection which includes unique film clips of personalities and life during this momentous decade. 
Other rare footage includes the psychoanalyst R.D. Laing and William Burroughs in discussion.  Felix Greene’s extensive coverage of all aspects of Chinese society and culture in the 1970’s.  His film TIBET contains arichival material of serfs at work and some colourful ceremonies seen for the first time.  veryday  life in Israel in the aftermath of the six-day war.  Rare footage of Berlin in the 1930’s.  Film clips of Yogi’s and Swamis as well as their fascination to youth in the West. 
Filmmaker Stephen Peet made a number of films for British television portraying the life and culture in Southern Africa whilst the USSR produced propaganda films for the 1950’s.  The tragic results of drought and lack of water in the Sahel region of Africa and northern Senegal are recorded.  There is street theatre in San Francisco and film clips from Joseph Strick’s classic Savage Eye which includes footage of unsavoury and cult life in 1960’s Los Angeles.  Our gay and lesbian material includes interviews with elderly folk as well as footage on the life and times of Gertrud Stein.   
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talking heads about being an elderly and gay

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Singing in Welsh pub 1970s

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Man plays piano in Welsh pub

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Welsh grave-digger talks

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Laughter and raucousness in Welsh pub 1970s

country of origin: United Kingdom

Farewell ceremony in Welsh pub for retiring grave-digger

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Pub choir sings, Wales, 1970s

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Singing of "Glory Glory Hallelujah" in Welsh pub 1970s

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country of origin: United Kingdom

Student film set in a fictional Latin American  
dictatorship. Central character is a prisoner trying to bribe his way  
to freedom. Ends badly for him!

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