BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT (1967)
65 MINS

Peter Brook directs the Royal Shakespeare Company in "US" - a Living Theatre play protesting our unseen and unacknowledged role in the Vietnam War.

Benefit of the Doubt was shown at the 1967 London and New York Film Festivals and shot during performances of Peter Brook's avant-garde RSC production about Vietnam - U.S., Highly regarded abroad and containing interviews with the actors (including Glenda Jackson,) producer, audience and Peter Brook himself, the film, featuring lyrics by Adrian Mitchell, has been rarely screened in this country. At the time RSC supremo Peter Hall was forced by the Daily Mirror to confirm that "Under no circumstances will the film be sold to Russia….they would use it for anti-american purposes."



Peter Whitehead