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Campaign launched for new film—Thirty years on still the enemy within

Issue No. 2380

A campaign has been launched to support a film uncovering the hidden story of miners and their families during the Great Miners Strike of 1984–85. 

Thirty years on Still the Enemy Within is a first-time feature for director Owen Gower. It catches up with miners who were on the frontline of every major battle waged for a year to defend their jobs and communities.

Director Ken Loach, lawyer Gareth Peirce and David Hopper, chair of the Durham Miners’ Association, attended a screening of the film last week.

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack and CWU president Jane Loftus were also at the screening. Both unions have pledged support along with the RMT and NUT unions.

Jane Loftus told Socialist Worker, “It is very relevant we get a film produced to educate for the future. This is our class history and we need it to be shown.”

The film needs to raise £35,000 in the next two months to get it out in time for the 2014 anniversary of the strike.

People can support the film individually or through trade union branches.


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