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UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: David Morrissey, Ashley Jensen (narrators)
Director: Chris Atkins
UK: 105 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains strong language and images of torture injuries
UK Release Date: 8 June 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 15 October 2007
TAKING LIBERTIES is the shocking feature documentary that exposes the erosion of our fundamental civil liberties under Tony Blair's New Labour government.
The Right to Protest, Right to Freedom of Speech. Right to Privacy. Right not to be detained without charge, Innocent Until Proven Guilty. Prohibition from Torture. TAKING LIBERTIES reveals how these six central pillars of liberty have been systematically destroyed by New Labour, and the freedoms of the British people stolen from under their noses amidst a climate of fear created by the media and government itself.
TAKING LIBERTIES uncovers stories the government doesn't want you to hear - so ridiculous you'll laugh, so ultimately terrifying you will want to take action. Irreverent but revelatory, outrageous but true, TAKING LIBERTIES combines real stories of liberty loss with never-seen-before footage, cheeky stunts and comment from Mark Thomas, leading politicians, celebrities, human rights organizations, academics and lawyers.
Narration from David Morrissey (Gordon Brown in THE DEAL) and Ashley Jensen (UGLY BETTY, EXTRAS), a pumping soundtrack with tracks from Oasis, Franz Ferdinand and Jarvis Cocker, and the presence of Kurt Engfuhr, the co-producer of BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and FAHRENHEIT 9/11 potentially make TAKING LIBERTIES the most controversial and explosive film to hit cinema screens this summer.
Making of Taking Liberties featurette. Including crew interviews and
behind the scenes footage
Additional extended interviews with Rachel North, Mark Thomas,
Joanna Lumley, Boris Johnson, Shami Chakrabarti, Henry Porter,
Andrew Gilligan, Lord Carlisle and many more.
Additional and extended footage of action at demonstrations and John
Reid and his ASBO.