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Still the Enemy Within (15)


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. Read more …

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The critical consensus

Documentary on the miners' strike from Owen Gower illuminates a passionately fought conflict.

****(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 29/09/2014

This is unashamedly partisan, yet the film’s strength lies in giving voice to the conflict’s ‘losers.’

****(*)Simon Kinnear, Total Film, 29/09/2014

It is, as a consequence, unashamedly one-sided, although some of the footage is provocative (witness protesters going up against militarised policemen on horseback) and the interviewees’ testimonies are insightful.

***(*)(*)Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor, 01/10/2014

A testament to the dignity that comes from standing up to giant oppressors.

****(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 03/10/2014

Owen Gower’s film about striking miners is a heartfelt tribute to communities hammered by political forces.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 02/10/2014

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Wednesday December 17, 2014, until Thursday December 18, 2014. More info:

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