It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the Mineworkers are on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families

As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all

 

Getting There

Hillview Retail Park, Crumlin Rd, Belfast BT13 1

The event will take place at Hillview Retail Park. Audience members must access the site via the Hillview Rd which is off the Crumlin Rd. Marshals will be on hand to direct you to the screening area.

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PPR Right To Work, Right to Welfare Group

Active since 2012 against the backdrop of rising unemployment and the most radical re-shaping of our welfare system in its history, the R2W group has received acclaim for its innovative approach to asserting rights in times of austerity. Zhenia Mahdi-Nau captures some of the humanity behind the campaign.

Battle of Orgreave

In 1984 the National Union of Mineworkers went on strike. The Orgreave coking plant was the site of one of the strike’s most violent confrontations. Jeremy Deller’s film is a spectacular re-enactment of what happened on that day. More than 800 people participated in the re-enactment, many of them former miners.

About Invisible Barriers: Moving Images

A Creative Belfast project presented by Draw Down the Walls and Belfast Film FestivalDraw Down the Walls is a collaboration between Golden Thread Gallery, North Belfast Interface Network and Lower Shankill Community Association

Invisible Barriers: Moving Images is a Creative Belfast project funded by Belfast City Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland