On Sunday 17 March the Independent Cinema Office will host the premiere of Britain on Film: Protest! It starts at 2.15pm and lasts 90 minutes. Standard tickets cost £3.00.
About the film
The collection of short films explores the history of public protest in the UK. The films have been sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised and feature protests large and small, including:
- Fascists seated at Cable Street: Newsreel record of the 1936 crushing defeat of the British Union of Fascists in East London.
- Building workers demonstration: Thirty pounds for a thirty five hour week is their demand and the building workers of Birmingham have an unusual ally in their strike protest.1972
- A Suffragette demonstration: An early view of Emily Wilding Davison in the multitudes of women in a mass demonstration organised by the Women’s Social and Political Union on 18 June 1910.
- Keresley - A village and a Strike: “Kiss me goodnight Arthur Scargill but Maggie you are no sister to me.” Keresley: a colliery and a pit village but, with a strike on, which side are you on? 1972
- CND protests at Tamar bridge: An anti-nuclear demonstration by women from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament at Royal Devonport and on the Tamar Bridge. 1983
- Mayday March Liverpool: Trade unionists on the march in Liverpool and London. 1974
- Gay Rights: Two councils with two different approaches to LGBT rights: Harringay in North London is seen as leading the way Coventry lags behind. 1986
- Do Something: This Week investigates how racial tensions in Islington are being stoked by social pressures, and what residents are doing to improve the area. 1970
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