The March (1990 film)

The March is a 1990 British drama film directed by David Wheatley that was originally aired by BBC1 for "One World Week". The plot concerns a charismatic Muslim leader from the Sudan who leads 250,000 Africans on a 3,000-mile march towards Europe with the slogan "We are poor because you are rich."[2]

The March
Written byWilliam Nicholson
Directed byDavid Wheatley
ComposerRichard Hartley
CinematographyJohn Hooper
Running time100 minutes
Original networkBBC1
Original release20 May 1990 (1990-05-20)[1]


The film's production resulted in complaints from French author Jean Raspail, alleging similarities to his 1973 novel, The Camp of the Saints. However, the film's producers said they had no knowledge of Raspail's novel when they began their project.[3]


  1. ^ BBC
  2. ^ Caldwell, Christopher. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe New York: Doubleday, 2009. p. 7
  3. ^ Connelly, Matthew, and Paul Kennedy. "Must It Be the Rest Against the West?" The Atlantic Monthly, Dec 1994. Retrieved 17 May 2015: [1]

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