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SONG OF THE SEASON

2016

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'One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...sublime. A secular hymn to humanity'

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SUMMER

THE HUMAN'S IN THE TELLING

 

OXFORD

 

NUREMBERG

 

STRASBOURG

 

LONDON

It might be presumptuous of lawyers who did not claim to be more than the cement of society to speculate or even dream of what we wish to see in place of the Nazi spirit, but I give you the faith of a lawyer some things are surely universal: tolerance, decency, kindliness.

 

When such qualities have been given the chance to flourish in the ground that you have cleared, a great step will have been taken.  It will be a step towards the universal recognition that:

 

‘sights and sounds, dreams happy as her day,

And laughter learnt of friends, and gentleness,

In hearts at peace.’

 

Are not the prerogative of any one country.  They are the inalienable heritage of mankind

 

David Maxwell Fyfe

Nuremberg

August 23rd 1945

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OCTOBER 21ST -DECEMBER 10TH

2016

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FROM NUREMBERG TO STRASBOURG

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If our unfortunate generation has proved one thing it has demonstrated that the barbarian is not behind us but always underneath us ready to rise up.

David Maxwell Fyfe

DOPAF

TOM BLACKMORE HAS SPENT MORE THAN 20 YEARS EXPLORING HIS GRANDFATHER'S LIFE, OR AT LEAST THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF IT. HIS PARTNER, SINGER/SONGWRITER SUE CASSON HAS LEFT AND RETURNED TO THE STORY TIME AFTER TIME. AND THEIR CHILDREN HAVE NEVER KNOWN LIFE WITHOUT THE SHADOW OF PAST GENERATIONS CAST LONG OVER THEIR GROWTH TO ADULTHOOD.

 

WHAT APPEARED AT FIRST SIGHT TO BE A STRAIGHTFORWARD BIT OF HISTORY, HAS BECOME  AN INTIMATE ODYSSEY.  THIS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE WILL EXPLORE THE CAUSES OF THE RESISTANCE TO  THE STORY: THE PROTAGANIST, THE STORYTELLER, THE MEDIUM & THE UNSETTLED SPIRIT OF AN AGE IN WHICH PEOPLE  GRAPPLE FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHO THEY ARE AND HOW THEY CAN FEEL FREE. AT THE SAME TIME IT WILL TELL THE STORY AND LOOK AT ITS DAWNING  IMPACT THROUGHOUT EUROPE.

 

IT WILL REVOLVE AROUND PERFORMANCES OF DREAMS OF PEACE & FREEDOM IN WHICH BLACKMORE WEAVES MAXWELL FYFE'S WORDS WITH SUE CASSON'S SETTINGS OF WORDS AND POEMS THAT INSIRED HIM.

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David Maxwell Fyfe's journey from prosecuting in Nuremberg to championing the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg as Europe struggled to establish peace after 30 years of war