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Billy Elliot the movie

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Uploaded on Dec 19, 2008

Scenes from the movie Billy Elliot (both as a teen and grown man) to the tune of I Can Fly (written by R. Kelly), sung by Bianca Ryan. Stars Julie Walters, Adam Cooper, Gary Lewis and Jamie Bell as the young Billy Elliot. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Choreography by Peter Darling. Includes scene from Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake"

If Billy Elliot is about one thing, it is that we are all capable of making lives for ourselves which are full of joy and self-expression, whilst we might not all become ballet dancers we are capable of finding moments of real profundity and creativity whatever our circumstances. But more than that, we have a duty to ourselves and each other to create a society where this possibility in all of us is nurtured and can flourish. We owe it to the next generation to create a world where it is possible for the Billy Elliots as yet unborn to have a chance to succeed and flourish rather than be fed to the machine which grinds us into identical pieces only fit for consumption. If Billy Elliot conveys any message at all, I hope it is that it is possible to fight back and resist and it is possible to move on without forgetting where you come from. -- Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot

I know that we can produce a society where man will cease to simply go to work and have a little leisure, but will release his latent talent and ability and begin to produce in the cultural sense all the things I know hes capable of: music, poetry, writing, sculpture whole works of art that, at the moment, lie dormant simply because we, as a society, are not able to tap it.

Arthur Scargill, 1982

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