In this unique autobiographical feature-length film Tony Benn - political firebrand, prolific diarist, writer, charismatic anti-war campaigner, husband and father - presents his own personal reflections on his childhood and youth, marriage and family, political career and retirement through intimate, confessional interviews wonderfully illustrated by his personal photographic and film archives. Never before has a political figure of his calibre and reputation spoken to camera in such a direct way.
A genuine and inspiring biography
- Tony Benn: Will and Testament review by AR
Whatever your political persuasion, I would hope you can see in this frank and open biography of one of the most controversial figures in recent British politics a man who is not afraid to speak his truth, and to speak genuinely from the heart. The first time I watched this film I was inspired, and that inspiration was still there when I watched it a third time. Tony Benn was, and remains after his death, a breath of fresh air in the mirk of half-truths.