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7 Up

Documentary Feature
31m 1964United KingdomAvailable until 31 October 2021
7 Up

The first of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Acting upon the venerable Jesuit edict 'Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,' director Paul Almond and his young team of assistants (including later director Michael Apted) selected a group of children to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future.