NATURE OF THE BEAST

Documentary      2017       Dir Daniel Draper

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A feature-length documentary about socialist, trade unionist and longest-serving Labour politician Dennis Skinner.

Raised alongside nine siblings within a mining village, Dennis has fought for the rights of the working class for over 50-years. Uncompromising in his views and with a set of incorruptible principles, Dennis is respected and feared on both sides of the House of Commons. Nature of the Beast looks at what lies behind his passion and drive, and tracks his rise from local councillor to ‘The Beast of Bolsover’.

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fascinating insights into the life and career

of the staunch socialist      Radio Times

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Following national 4 star reviews, Nature of the Beast was released in cinemas and toured over 200 communities. It was featured in The Observer New Review, was discussed during Prime Ministers Questions and was even a question on BBC's Eggheads.

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British Parliament's best-loved misfit      Financial Times

Filmed over three years, Nature of the Beast was the first feature length documentary released and distributed by Shut Out The Light. The film is a personal portrait of the politician and the man, only made possible by support from Trade Unions and crowd-funding backers.

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An absorbing portrait     The Observer

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Nature of the Beast is now available On Demand, on DVD, on BFI Player and on Amazon Prime.