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Revision as of 12:45, 9 November 2016



Artist: Crispin Aubrey, John Berry, Duncan Campbell

Year: 1978

Date of Action: February 1977 - April 1987

Region: Europe

Location: Great Britain

Subject: Copyright, Government Secrecy, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film/Video, Journalism

Confronting Bodies: British Government

Description of Artwork: John Berry, former lance-corporal in the British Army, was outraged by the government's decision to deport two Americans, ex- CIA agent Philip Agee and journalist Mark Hosenball. Berry wrote a letter to their defense committee offering to help the case.

The Incident: Berry's letter had been opened and his apartment bugged by the government. Journalists Crispin Aubrey and Duncan Campbell had a meeting with him and all three were arrested due to the Official Secrets Act.

Results of Incident: Ten years later, Campbell made a film series, Secret Society, which he was not allowed to screen until April 1987 because it revealed some government secrets.

Source: Green, Jonathon. The Encyclopedia of Censorship. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1990. Print.