In December 1995 begins one of the most violent struggles for social justice in French contemporary history. A thousand miners take to the streets in a merciless battle against the state and to keep their rights.
Twenty years later, the dual processes of de-industrialisation and a flash archiving of their history have aimed at separating the people from their sense of struggle.
Strike or Die is composed of unreleased video footage of the time, filmed at the heart of the strikes and images of the present inhabitants of the city. The film paints a portrait of two generations who fight, body and soul, and for whom the battles have never ceased, despite all appearances.
French with English subtitles
Presented in Partnership with Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).
Please not that the Live Q&A has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to update you on this soon.
- Strike or Die review – Susanne Gottlieb for Ubiquarian
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