Still the Enemy Within: The Great British Miner's Strike

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Wednesday 28 January 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ   Get directions

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Join us for this film screening which gives a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events:  the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.

No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain's longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.

Against all the forces Margaret Thatcher's government could throw at them, 160 000 coal miners took up the fight against the announcement of the closure of the coal mines, and became part of a battle that would change the course of history. Still the Enemy Within tells the story of a group of miners and supporters who were on the frontline of the strike for an entire year. These were people that Margaret Thatcher labelled ‘the Enemy Within’. Many of them have never spoken on camera before.

Using interviews and a wealth of rare and never before seen archive, Still the Enemy Within draws together personal experiences – whether they’re tragic, funny or terrifying – to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year. The miners, alongside a range of fascinating characters who fought by their side, give a frank, emotional and ultimately inspiring account of ordinary people at the centre of extraordinary events.

 

Winner of the Sheffield Docfest Audience Award.

Tickets are £5 and can be reserved via Eventbrite.

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