Thursday, 24 January 2013

A Film showing 
Friday Feb 1st 2013

The Year of the Beaver
A documentary about the 1970s Grunwick strike and the beginnings of neo-liberalism

The Grunwick strike at a London photo-processing factory with a predominantly female Asian workforce is the central event around which many other political issues are considered;
the use of machinery in the intensification of work; 
race, migration and gender in the workplace and workers movement; 
lacklustre support for and even sabotage of struggles by union leaderships;
blacklisting of militant workers; 
media misrepresentations of struggles; 
new policing tactics to break picket lines;
and the political changes leading to Thatcherism.
Friday 1st February 2013 at Reel Islington

The Year of the Beaver (PG)
UK 1985 Dir. Dave Fox/Steve Sprung/Sylvia Stevens. 77 min.
Curated and introduced by Radical Islington

The director Steve Sprung will be attending the screening and talking about the making of the film.

First Friday Film Club takes place on the first Friday evening of every month, in partnership with Holloway Neighbourhood Group and Rowan Arts. Join the First Friday Film Club mailing list to find out which films are showing and to receive early information on events.
LOCATION: The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton Street, London, N7 6QT
DATE: First Friday of every month.  Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30.
COST: £5 / £2.50 unwaged or low wage concession. Refreshments available.