Tony Benn: 1925 - 2014
Politician, rebel, national treasure, activist, madman, genius. All these words and more have been used to describe Labour's longest-serving MP, Tony Benn. Now, in this feature-length documentary, the great man finally attempts to set the record straight, once and for all. Filmed in the last years of Benn's life, Will and Testament expertly examines the controversial events that shaped his long career, for both good and bad.
Tracing Britain's political landscape - from the post-war years of Benn's youth, through the 1980s miner's strikes and all the way to 2003's Iraq war - Will and Testament serves as both biography and history lesson, all filtered through the prism of Tony Benn's singular world view. Drawing on both archive footage and brand-new interviews, this deeply personal and moving film gets closer than ever to understanding the real Tony Benn not just the politician but the committed family man with a big heart, forever striving to marry intellect with social conscience.
Regardless of personal politics, Will and Testament is essential viewing - providing the definitive tribute to one of Britain's most distinctive and distinguished public figures.