Still the Enemy Within
A unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
In 1984, a Conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on Britain's unions, 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 and became part of a battle that would change the course of history.
Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain's longest strike.
Still the Enemy Within draws together personal experiences - whether they're tragic, funny or terrifying - to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year.
'This is timely, important and truthful cinema, at once bitter, nostalgic and unexpectedly uplifting.' - Time Out
'I can’t express enough my admiration for Owen Gower’s remarkable film. It moved and inspired me. Everyone - not only in Britain - should see this superb film.' - John Pilger, Journalist & Documentary filmmaker
'A documentary as gripping as a thriller.' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian