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16mm film: 'David Dimbleby Speaks About Oxfam', 1972

MS. Oxfam COM/5/4/48
Held in our offsite storage facility

David Dimbleby discusses poverty and Oxfam's efforts in relief work and through projects supporting long term development. He is filmed in an Oxfam shop, where he finds a toy llama from Peru and beads from southern Africa. He explains that Oxfam goes to great lengths to avoid wasting money received and reads from a file relating to work in Dahomey (later Benin) to illustrate this. 'They're never just cash handouts, they always aim at encouraging and teaching people to make things a bit better for themselves'. Produced for United Motion Pictures for Oxfam.


  • Creation: 1972


1 reel

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. Oxfam COM/5/4/48

Existence and Location of Copies

A copy of this film is held at the British Film Institute.


  • From the Collection: Oxfam GB (Organisation)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom