Crass – There Is No Authority But Yourself

A Filmic Portrait Of This Last Punk Stonghold

The anarchist punk band Crass was very different from their contemporaries. The Sex Pistols and The Clash sold their souls to big record labels, whereas Crass stayed true to their anti-corporate ideals. Crass still exists today as a commune just outside of London named ‘Dial House’- a safe haven for those individuals of principle who still live by the old punk slogan ‘Do it yourself’.

‘There is No Authority But Yourself’ premiered at the Raindance Film Festival, London in October 2006, where it was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Jury Prize.

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Director: Alexander Oey
Scenario: Alexander Oey
Producer: Submarine Channel
Co-Producer: VPRO
Release: 2006
Length: 60 minutes


Director & Camera: Alexander Oey
Producers: Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Editor: Chris van Oers
Sound: Benny Jansen
Re-recording mixer: Mark Witte
Color Grading: Ronald van Dieren
Production manager: Janneke van de Kerkhof
Online distribution: Yaniv Wolf
Production VPRO: Vera de Vries
Commissioning editors VPRO: Maarten Schmidt, Thomas Doebele

Part of the Minimovies series, an initiative of Submarine Channel in collaboration with VPRO Television and Vrij Nederland magazine.

© 2007, Submarine Channel Foundation / VPRO