The Seventh Angel

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1962

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

09min 37sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Mrs Lindy Reid

Rights Holder

Mrs Lindy Reid

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Has Judgement Day finally come to Belfast in this apocalypse-themed delight by Archie Reid? An ordinary man begins an average day until something catches his eye in the newspaper. An urgent mission is thrust upon him by a mysterious voice on the phone. Politician, priest or protestor who will listen to his prophecy? 


 

Notes

Archie Reid captures a glimpse of Northern Ireland’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament movement during the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Polaris was the UK’s first submarine based nuclear weapons system, announced the same year this film was created. Protesters successfully campaigned against plans to build the nuclear submarines in the Belfast shipyards; instead construction took place in England. It was fully replaced by the equally controversial Trident system in 1996. The US consulate in Belfast was often the focus of anti-war demonstrations, from Vietnam to Iraq. The consulate has since moved out of the city centre and is now tucked away from demonstrators in the suburbs of south Belfast.

Credits

Directed by Archie Reid

Produced by Rex Thompson and James Russell

Titles by Rowel Friers

Cast: Percy Faith

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