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One For All: Trade Unions in the Archive + Conversation
Institute of Contemporary Arts
March!, dir. BS Johnson, UK 1971, courtesy of the BFI.

Following decades of decline, Britain’s trade union movement is in a period of rejuvenation. The labour and trade union movement was once a central part of British life, shaping its politics, economy and culture. But after suffering a series of defeats in the 1980s, the movement was marginalised and the organised working class as a political force diminished, with profound and far reaching consequences. 
Now, for the first time in years, with workers organising and taking strike action in increasing numbers - and receiving unprecedented public support - it is clear that trade unions are back as a major player in our politics and society. This collection of archive film, curated by Karl Hansen (editor, Tribune magazine), explores the rise, decline and rebirth of the trade union movement, the ordinary men and women who have organised through them to fight for improved pay and conditions, and how their collective struggles have both driven and reflected wider trends in modern British history. 
Followed by a panel discussion with members of Tribune magazine and invited guests.
With the support of Film London and the London Screen Archive. 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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