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Public School

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1964-1965
0:17:07
England
Documentary made by Peter Davis and Staffan Lamm about daily life at a British public school that questions the privilege of a public school education from the pupils’ perspective. Filmed at Hurstpierpoint Public School, West Sussex, 1964/65.
Physical formats available:
16mm
Digital formats available:
Quicktime (Pro Res)
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White
Co-Director: Peter Davis
Production: Sveriges Television (SVT)
00:04
Dramatic opening shot of a gun rack with a disturbing safety message on a flyer above it.
00:17
Exterior views of pupils lacing their muddy rugby boots ahead of a match scene with close-up shots of the action.
03:06
Camera fades to interior shots of study areas.
04:03
Close-ups shots of photographs of war servicemen. Images of war propaganda flyers in the pupil’s study area.
04:31
Pupils polish trophies and play a The Kinks record in their leisure time.
06:10
Rousing political discourse that challenges the antiquated principles and privilege of public school education.
15:20
Younger pupils play fighting in their dormitory.
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Collection
Public School 1964
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Stills taken during Peter Davis’ and Staffan Lamm’s production of the documentary film, Public School. Filmed at Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, 1964/65.
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Collection
Peter Davis
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Collection of Peter Davis Stills, Films, and related items in the archive.
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