The Sum­mer of Love

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doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC4

in 1967, rev­o­lu­tion was in the air. In Haight-ash­bury, a small sub­urb of San Fran­cisco, the counter-cul­ture move­ment was be­gin­ning to form, fu­elled by rad­i­cal ideas, LSD and mu­sic. It cul­mi­nated in the famed Sum­mer of Love, which saw up to 100,000 young peo­ple cre­ate their own utopia in San Fran­cisco, fun­da­men­tally chang­ing youth con­scious­ness for ever.

This two-part doc­u­men­tary tells the story of that sum­mer. Af­ter the war, a free-think­ing Ger­man nat­u­ral­ist cult, Leben­sre­form, brought their ideas to Cal­i­for­nia, where they mixed with mav­er­ick Bri­tish thinkers, such as Al­dous Hux­ley, stu­dent ac­tivists and war protestors – and, of course, LSD.

Peace and love!

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