The Miners’ Strike & Me

Nominated for a BAFTA in 2015, this moving documentary by Stuart Ramsay marked the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest industrial disputes in British history.

By telling the stories of the men and women whose lives were changed by the year-long struggle between striking miners and Margaret Thatcher’s government.

 

Featuring new interviews with miners who were featured on television at the time, their wives, the men who returned to work and were labelled ‘scabs’, policemen who were on duty at picket lines, then-cabinet minister Lord Heseltine, and extensive archive footage, The Miners’ Strike and Me pieced together the bitter struggle between the factions and provided an insight into how mining communities were changed forever.

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