Winstanley

TitleWinstanley
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsBrownlow, Kevin
Running Time95 min
Date Released08/1979
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Based on a true story during the English Civil War, this film explores the boundaries of religious, economic, and political freedoms previously liberated during the Protestant Reformation. Gerard Winstanley leads a religious sect of farmers using communal land to feed those displaced by Cromwell's war. Other farmers in St George's Hill, Surrey lead a campaign to oust them. These "Diggers," often seen as historical precursors to communists and socialists, fight back. 

Cast

Miles Halliwell

Credits

A British Film Institute Production Board film

direction, Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo

Photographer, Ernest Vincze

editor, Sarah Ellis

Genre

Historical, Feature, Drama

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