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The Battle of Cable Street (2006)

In 1936 Oswald Mosley requested to march through the East End with his army of Blackshirts in a display fascist power. Government at the time deemed stopping the march to be an infringement... See full synopsis »

Director:

Yoav Segal

Writer:

Yoav Segal
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Credited cast:
Sami Chaoui Sami Chaoui ... Danny (as Sammy Chaoui)
Leon Lissek ... Grandad
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In 1936 Oswald Mosley requested to march through the East End with his army of Blackshirts in a display fascist power. Government at the time deemed stopping the march to be an infringement of the freedom of speech. However Jews, Irish, dockworkers and Communists joined the people of the East End in a multi cultural stand against fascism and intolerance. Through their commitment, organisation and shear strength in numbers they succeeded in stopping the march. This is a seminal event in British history as it loudly declared Britains refusal to accept fascism. It resulted in new laws being introduced, which still exist today, to ban political uniform and restrict fascist activity. Director Yoav Segal's grandfather, Ubby Cowan, helped organise the demonsration. As a child, Yoav would spend hours with his grandfather on long walks listening, enthralled by his tales of the East End. Even at a young age, Yoavs imagination ran wild as he painted his own visions of those scenes in his head. ...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

East End, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP15,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Writer/director Yoav Segal was inspired by his grandfather Ubby Cowan's involvement in the Battle of Cable Street, London, 1936. See more »

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