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Battersea Power Station: Selling An Icon
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Battersea Power Station: Selling An Icon
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Released in 2015

Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon tells the story of the Power Station from its prominence as a site of industrial power through years of dereliction, speculation and planning blight to the replacement of the chimneys under the current scheme.

Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon tells the story of the Power Station from its prominence as a site of industrial power through years of dereliction, speculation and planning blight to the replacement of the chimneys under the current scheme.

Filmed over 15 years, Spectacle’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaigns of Battersea Power Station Community Group to preserve the building for the public good. It takes us straight to the heart of the current conservation debate about whether – and how – historic buildings should be preserved, governed, modified or replaced, and ‘who’ they belong to.

Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon is unique in raising awareness to the plight of historic building preservation in an age of aggressive ‘big business’ redevelopment and gives voice to the local communities, rarely consulted and often overlooked.

The project was made possible by the  World Monuments Fund.

DVD’s can be purchased from the Spectacle shop.

 

CAST & CREW
  • Producer
    Spectacle/
  • Directed by
    Mark Saunders/
  • Production Company
    Spectacle/
  • Editor
    Michele de Laurentiis/
  • Assitant Producer
    Emily Wright/
  • Music
    Jim Carey/
  • Funded by
    World Monuments Fund/