Book and film aided by LFB
TWO WORKS looking at the history of the trade union movement have appeared with support from London Freelance Branch.
The documentary film Still the Enemy Within looks back at the 1984-1985 Miner's Strike almost thirty years on, with interviews with many of the (ex-)miners who took part. It recently had its premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it won the Audience Award and is now on release. LFB voted to make a small contribution to its production costs, and a number of NUJ photographers have given their permission for their photos of the strike to be used.
There's a trailer at the-enemy-within.org.uk - if you've seen it in its entirety, the Freelance would like a short review of it, please.
Another cultural project to which the LFB modestly contributed is the book RTP - Downsized, an updated, centenary illustrated retelling of Robert Tressell's 1914 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists aimed at a young, 21st-century audience, which - we are told - bears an acknowledgement of LFB's support. It's already available via Amazon and will be on Kindle and as an audio book performance in the autumn, preceded by some live performances of extracts of the book. Details are at @RTPdownsized. on Twitter