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Paul Almond, director of groundbreaking documentary 'Seven Up!', passes away

  • Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond, who directed the landmark television documentary 'Seven Up!', has died at the age of 83.

    He had recently suffered a heart attack, media reports said.

    The 40-minute documentary about a group of children in the UK was later made into the Up series.

    'Seven Up!', a black and white film, looked at class in Britain by asking questions to seven-year-olds belonging to different social and economic backgrounds.

    Almond’s other works included a film trilogy on mystical subjects, and a television version of Macbeth.

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