- 2 videodiscs (90 minutes and 94 minutes) : sound, color ; 30 cm + 2 books (145 pages, [unpaged])
- Additional Authors
- Kidner, Dan,Sainsbury, Alex,
- Corporate Author
- Berwick Street Collective,
- Contents: 1 book. Nightcleaners ; '36 to '77 -- 1 booklet. Cleaners voice / published by The Cleaners Action Group -- 1 DVD. Nightcleaners / Berwick Street Film Collective (1975) -- 1 DVD. '36 to '77 / Marc Karlin, Jon Sanders, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan (1978).Nightcleaners and '36 to '77 are distributed by LUX for public theatrical and exhibition screenings.Nightcleaners was scanned at 2k and graded at the Film Room, Pinewood, using 16mm print courtesy of the BFI National Archive. '36 to '77 was scanned at 2k at UPP, prague, from original negative courtesy of the BFI National Archive, and was graded by Damien Barnecutt. Audio restoration for both films: John Cohen and Jon Sanders.Summary: Nightcleaners (1975), by the Berwick Street Film Collective, has long been recognized as a landmark of British experimental cinema. Alongside its companion film '36 to '77 (1978), it pioneered a form as radical as the Collective's politics. The Berwick Street Film Collective was formed in 1970 and produced feature documentaries until around 1980. Influenced in part by filmmakers such as Godard and Marker, its films dealt with some of the major political issues of the day. Nightcleaners and '36 to '77 chronicle one of the key campaigns of the women's movement in the 1970s: the campaign to unionize women night cleaners in London, which anticipated contemporary issues regarding precarious labor. This two-volume boxset contains the two films on DVDs, plus two books featuring news sheets of the women's movement (one designed by Mary Kelly, a member of the Collective with whom an interview is also included), rare illustrations and contributions from the filmmakers.