New Town Utopia
2016  |  Documentary  |  United Kingdom  |  Produced by: Modern / Directed by: Christopher Smith

After WW2, New Towns were planned and built to be social utopias that would create a new type of citizen, a healthy, self-respecting, dignified person with a sense of beauty, culture and civic pride. 60 years on, the New Town of Basildon, Essex has a terrible reputation, a struggling economy, and a fragmented community. Art and culture are almost a distant memory. What happened?

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