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16mm film: 'What Price Charity?', 1971

MS. Oxfam COM/5/4/46
Held in our offsite storage facility

A BBC 2 'Man Alive' documentary analysing Oxfam and its mission, looking at Oxfam's expenditure on administration and on its international programmes, and its role in lobbying and public education. It includes interviews with Jim Howard, Malcolm Harper, Marcus Thompson, Guy Stringer, Ian Smith, and Frank Judd, M.P., and a short conclusion by Leslie Kirkley, Director of Oxfam. International footage includes the Bengal famine, dam building in India, the Turkhana project, Lake Rudolph, Kenya, and food distribution to children in Africa. U.K. footage includes a fashion show in Bournemouth, a Cambridge sponsored walk, an Oxfam shop, and a workshop with secondary school children at High Wycombe.


  • Creation: 1971


1 reel

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. Oxfam COM/5/4/46


  • From the Collection: Oxfam GB (Organisation)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom