The Miners' Campaign Tapes DVD
A collection of short films giving an inside view of the 1984/5 miners' strike.
Various independent filmmakers decided to show their support for the miners' strike using the tools they had available: their cameras.
On the picket lines, at the marches and in the soup kitchens, they recorded the testimonies of striking miners, their wives and supporters, in a fight against the anti-strike propaganda that dominated the mainstream media.
The films they produced are a crucial document of a cataclysmic episode of British history, which ended in defeat for the miners and for the trade union movement as a whole.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5035673008478
- Catalogue number: BFIVD847
- Studio: BFI
- Release date: 30/11/2009
- Genre: Documentaries & Biographies