An old black and white photo showing a policeman on horseback chasing down miners, raising a baton as they run away. In the background is a building with the name Phillips Truck Services on its front.

About Strike: An Uncivil War

Daniel Gordon’s feature documentary Strike: An Uncivil War tells the story of the Battle of Orgreave, the most violent confrontation between Miners and Police during the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike in Great Britain.

The year-long Strike was the most divisive and violent industrial dispute that Britain has ever witnessed, and using powerful personal testimony, previously hidden government documents and a treasure trove of never-before-seen archive material, Gordon’s film follows the events at Orgreave, which took place on 18th June 1984.

Each screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A with director Daniel Gordon, Chris Peace and Kate Flannery of the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign and former miners Kevin Horne and Ian Mitchell.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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