New film explores lives of children during 84-85 miners’ strike.
This article by Hajera Blagg originally appeared on UniteLive.
“I Support My Dad” explores how the 1984-85 miners’ strike affected the lives of children who were involved in the protest in North Staffordshire.
Produced by Stoke-on-Trent based film company Inspired Film and Video, the documentary features as part of a social history project to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike in North Staffordshire.
The project, which secured Heritage Lottery Fund funding, explores the experiences of children growing up in the mining community at the time of the strike and retells their stories of what life was like on the picket line and how this shaped their adult life.
“I Support My Dad” premieres on the June 24 at the Stoke Film Theatre at 7pm and is available for broadcast.
You can view the full documentary here.