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Author: Kevin BrownlowAndrew MolloMiles HalliwellJerome WillisTerry HigginsAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Milestone Film & Video : Image Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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April 1, 1649. St. George's Hill, Surrey, England. A reformation-era religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which by law permits grazing-- but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Historical films
Named Person: Gerrard Winstanley; Gerrard Winstanley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Brownlow; Andrew Mollo; Miles Halliwell; Jerome Willis; Terry Higgins; Phil Oliver; David Bramley; David Caute; BFI Production Board.; Milestone Film & Video.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 43895886
Notes: Based on the novel: Comrade Jacob / by David Caute.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Dolby digital, mono.
Includes the documentary featurette: It happened here again / director, Eric Mival ; producer, Patrick W. Lui ; commentator, John Rowe.
Credits: Photographer, Ernest Vincze ; editor, Sarah Ellis.
Cast: Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver, David Bramley.
Description: 1 videodisc (92, 49 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: It happened here again.
Responsibility: a British Film Institute Production Board film ; direction, Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo.

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April 1, 1649. St. George's Hill, Surrey, England. A reformation-era religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which by law permits grazing-- but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and, led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, take violent action to harass and burn them out.

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