Will and Testament
Director: Skip Kite
Country of Origin: UK 2014 95 mins.
Released by PRASLIN PICTURES
'A memorable and unique 4 star tribute to Tony Benn - political firebrand, diarist, writer and anti-war campaigner.'
'Will and Testament' is a unique autobiographical feature-length film mixing archive footage with personal photographic images Tony Benn reflects on his childhood and youth, marriage and family, political career tapping in to a privileged background, his socialist beliefs and the successes and failures of implementation. It's a life in politics which saw his move to the left, renouncing his peerage, a ministerial career with Tony Benn becoming a hate figure for the right-wing press and major social and political upheavals in the UK including the introduction of nuclear power and the miner's strike.