The Battle Of Orgreave

2001
  |  Book Tickets: 24/02/2012
  |  60 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Battle Of Orgreave Film Poster

Synopsis

A partial re-enactment of one of the most violent clashes between striking miners and police during the 1984-85 miners' strike. The original stand-off took place on 18 June 1984 in the streets and fields of Orgreave, South Yorkshire; the re-enactment 17 years later in the same location. Mike Figgis's hour-long film relives this important day, which made social and political history, combining the re-enactment with live footage of the actual event. There are also new interviews with those who were there in 1984, including miners, a former miner who was serving as a policeman on the day, David Douglass from the NUM and Stephanie Gregory from the Womens' Support Group. Former MP Tony Benn discusses the media's role in covering up the truth about the strike.