Grasp The Nettle
The film follows the exploits of a ragtag band of activists as they struggle against corporations, government, police – and themselves – in an effort to create alternative communities outside consumer society. Puckett went to live among the eclectic inhabitants of an eco-village in West London, who then move to the heart of London, occupying Parliament Square. It is an epic, inspiring and at times harrowing journey of discovery – following the homeless, the visionaries and eccentrics against a backdrop of economic and ecological crisis.
Dean Puckett is a documentary filmmaker from England. His first feture-length documentary THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (2008) was named Best UK Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival and won the prize for Best Directing at the Portobello Film Festival. In 2011 Puckett directed his second doc THE CRISIS OF CIVILIZATION, based on the same-titled book by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. He has also directed several music videos and edited documentaries for VBS TV. GRASP THE NETTLE (2013) had its world premiere at the Open City Docs Fest in London in 2013.
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2014
Great Britain 2013
Screenplay Dean Puckett, Can Aniker
Cinematography Dean Puckett
Editing Paco Sweetman
Sound/Sounddesign Jeet Thakrar
Music Leo Leigh, Lee Bruce, Duncan Sangster
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