McLibel

To say it's been a long road is like saying that living on McDonald's fare is not too good for the human body. When London activists Helen Steel and Dave Morris decided to fight the libel charge levelled against them by the burger chain back in 1990 for leaflet allegations they had made, nobody, perhaps them least all, expected it would take 15 years and a victory at the European Court of Human Rights for this extraordinary chapter in British legal and campaigning history to reach some sort of closure. Equally tenacious independent filmmaker Franny Armstrong ('Drowned Out') has been charting their progress for ten years and now, in her Supersize final cut, she tells the full story with gusto and wit. Add in courtroom reconstructions by Ken Loach and you've got a radical screen full that will satisfy both head and heart.

Release details

Release date: Friday February 17 2006
Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Franny Armstrong, Ken Loach
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