Strike: An Uncivil War

Directed by Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon’s documentary tells the story of the Battle of Orgreave, the most violent confrontation between miners and police during the 1984-1985 Miners’ Strike in Great Britain.

The year-long Miners’ Strike of 1984-1985 was the most divisive and violent industrial dispute that Britain has ever witnessed.

Using powerful personal testimony, previously hidden government documents and a treasure trove of never-before-seen archive material, Strike: An Uncivil War tells the full story of the Battle of Orgreave, which took place on 18th June 1984. 

Strike: An Uncivil War won the Audience Award at Sheffield DocFest 2024

Witness at first hand the stories and recollections of the people on the front lines of this incredible moment in time, which split communities and the nation in two, and whose ripples still resonate to this day. 

Event/ This special preview screening marks the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave. It will be followed by a recorded Q&A with director Daniel Gordon, Chris Peace and Kate Flannery from the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign, and former miners Kevin Horne and Ian Mitchell. Runtime is 23 mins.


Strike: An Uncivil War screens on general release from Fri 21 Jun


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“A tough, valuable, forthright film.”

The Guardian

111 minutes


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