Film: THE ENEMY WITHIN, Washington, D.C.


AFL-CIO and DC Labor FilmFest present The Enemy Within

Tuesday, November 17, 5pm
AFL-CIO (Gompers Room), Washington, DC
FREE and open to all!
Introduced by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka

Award-winning documentary about one of the most dramatic events in British history: the 1984-85 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.

Introduced by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who led the United Mineworkers of America from 1982 to 1995.

In 1984, a Conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on Britain's unions, with the help of notorious American union-buster Ian Macgregor, taking on the strongest in the country, the National Union of Mineworkers. Following a secret plan, the government began announcing the closure of coal mines, threatening not just an industry but whole communities and a way of life.

Against all the forces the government could throw at them, 160,000 coal miners took up the fight. The Enemy Within tells the story of a group of miners and supporters who were on the frontline of that strike for an entire year. One of the film’s main contributors collaborated on the hit 2014 film “Pride.”

The Enemy Within is a universal story about people fighting for their community in the face of terrible hardship and showing incredibly resilience and strength — a message that crosses the boundaries of nationality.

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November 17, 2015 at 5pm
815 16th St NW
Gompers Room
Washington, DC 20005
United States
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