We are the Lambeth Boys

United Kingdom, 1959

Film
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Episode of Series “Look at Britain”.
”Free cinema” documentary about the work and leisure time of a group of teenagers in an urban industrial community. Shot in and around a Kensington youth club, this film is pitched between social documentary and personal expression. Gives an idea of the realistic way in which the club is run, but concentrates on the young people themselves, their involvement with life, their problems and potentialities. While some comment is made, the young people are mostly left to speak for themselves, with their expressive hands, watchful eyes and the richness of their words. Commentary by Jon Rollason. Music by John Dankworth.

Credits

director

Karel Reisz

producer

Leon Clore

production company

Graphic Films

Language

English

Duration

00:50:03:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30290

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Youth - Great Britain

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Urban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth - Great Britain

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Conduct of life

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Conduct of life

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth clubs

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Youth clubs

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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