Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Figgis's powerful documentary on Turner Prize winning Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave. Deller engages community participants and re-enactors to re-stage one of the most violent and iconic confrontations of the 1984/85 miners' dispute, when police mounted a cavalry charge through the village of Orgreave in South Yorkshire against the striking miners.
Figgis's film includes footage of the re-enacted clashes, archive material from the original event, and interviews with Jeremy Deller, politician Tony Benn, Mac McLoughlin (a former miner and policeman who served during the strike), David Douglass of the National Union of Mineworkers, and Stephanie Gregory of the Womens' Support Group.
Artangel, London, DVD-PAL, 63 minutes.
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