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Films // Coming up // Strike: An Uncivil War with Pre-Recorded Q&A (15)
17 July
Wednesday
7:30pm

Strike: An Uncivil War with Pre-Recorded Q&A (15)

Dir. Daniel Gordon | 2024 | 107 mins + 23 min Q&A | English

Daniel Gordon’s feature documentary STRIKE: AN UNCIVIL WAR tells the story of the Battle of Orgreave, the most violent confrontation between Miners and Police during the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike in Great Britain.

The year-long Miners’ Strike was the most divisive and violent industrial dispute that Britain has ever witnessed. Using powerful personal testimony, previously hidden government documents and a treasure trove of never-seen-before archive material, STRIKE: AN UNCIVIL WAR follows the events at Orgreave, which took place on 18th June 1984. 

The Miners’ Strike cut right to the heart of Britain’s social and political consciousness. It was about more than the economics of coal mines and encompassed regionality, class, community, masculinity, the role of women, relationships, marriage and family. The conflict spread across the land – from south east England, the Midlands and the North, to the coalfields of Wales and Scotland. 

We are now told that the outcome changed Britain for good. In reality, there were perhaps no winners; Britain was left even more divided, and deep questions remain unanswered.

Witness at first hand the stories and recollections of the people on the front lines of this incredible moment in time, which split communities and the nation in two, and whose ripples still resonate to this very day.

Pre-Recorded Q&A with the following people will follow the screening:

Chris Peace - Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign

Kate Flannery - Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign

Kevin Horne - former miner

Ian Mitchell - former miner

Daniel Gordon - director

Strike: An Uncivil War with Pre-Recorded Q&A (15)

Wednesday 17th July, 7.30pm

Tickets: £7.00/£7.50/£9.00

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.

Image used: © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

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