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The Miners' Campaign Tapes [1984] (DVD)
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THE MINERS' CAMPAIGN TAPES Fight. Organise. In 1984 a group of independent film and video makers decided to show their support for the miners strike using only 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 dominating the mainstream media The videos that they produced are now available for the first time since the close of that devastating dispute. A testament to solidarity and activism, the tapes tackle issues which continue to occupy us today: the right to demonstrate, police tactics, political double-speak, the role of the media. They are a crucial document of a cataclysmic episode of British history 1. Not Just Tea and Sandwiches 2. The Coal Board's Butchery 3. Solidarity 4. Straight Speaking 5. The Lie Machine 6. Only Doing Their Job? Special features Illustrated booklet with essays by Chris Reeves of Platform Films (discussing the making and distribution of the tapes), David Peace (author of GB84 and the 'Red Riding' thrillers) and Julian Petley (co-author of Media Hits the Pits: the Media and the Coal Dispute and Shafted: the Media, the Miners Strike and the Aftermath) Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps) UK | 1984 | colour | English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 92 minutes | DVD-5 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1| Region 0 PAL DVD

Running Time: 92 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 30 Nov. 2009

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