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I didn't know about this film. I've just booked my ticket for my local cinema for next week. I never go to the pictures! I'm looking forward to it. Will probably be the only one there, Tuesday afternoon
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.
Follow Norman Strike [paging The39thStep ], from devising ingenious ways of getting past police road blocks in a key battleground, Nottingham, to suddenly finding himself a minor celebrity after a mishap on national television; Paul Symonds, from the optimism and excitement of a young man fighting for his future to the tragic death of his best friend on a picket line; Joyce Sheppard, from her life as an ordinary housewife to becoming a political activist and facing violence as huge numbers of police are sent in to Yorkshire villages to break the strike.
They along with a range of fascinating characters who fought alongside them, give a frank, emotional and ultimately inspiring account of ordinary people at the centre of extraordinary events. From the infamous Battle of Orgreave, where miners found themselves in a brutal confrontation with over five thousand police, to the hardship endured after almost a year on strike – their story is not just one of personal drama but one that shaped the world we live in today.
Yes! Even after all these years Mark is still prominent in my thoughts. I used to hang about in the YCL office when he was working there, helping him make banners and that. A remarkable man who had a profound and lasting influence on me politicallyThe beautiful , inspirational and greatly missed co-founder of Lesbians & Gays support the miners Mark Ashton
We lost so many good men in the 80s while Thatcher and the press vilified us. I miss them still too.Yes! Even after all these years Mark is still prominent in my thoughts. I used to hang about in the YCL office when he was working there, helping him make banners and that. A remarkable man who had a profound and lasting influence on me politically