Monday, December 17, 2012

7 Up

Among the finer documentaries of the past fifty years is not a feature-length film but a serial work: Michael Apted's Up Series (1964-).

In the first film (7 Up) we meet a selection of seven-year-olds spread throughout the British Isles. Some board at charity homes, others live with their families in council flats, while others still are among the privileged, like Suzy, who, for many Up fans, remains a favourite.

The above video is a fifteen minute segment from the first film -- 7 Up.

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