Miners’ Strike Film STILL THE ENEMY WITHIN To Release in UK from 3rd October 2014


Bad Bonobo Films announces that its highly anticipated documentary about the 1984-85 miners’ strike Still The Enemy Within and winner of this year’s International Sheffield Documentary Festival Audience Award, will be released across the UK from 3rd October 2014.

Still the Enemy Within
is a unique human insight into one of Britain’s most dramatic struggles, the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw emotional story of the extraordinary people who drove Britain’s longest strike.

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. Still the Enemy Within tells the story of a group of miners and supporters who were on the frontline of the strike for an entire year. These were people that Margaret Thatcher labelled ‘The Enemy Within’. Many of them have never spoken on camera before.

Using interviews and a wealth of rare and never before seen archive, Still the Enemy Within draws together personal experiences – whether tragic, funny or terrifying – to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year. It is ultimately a universal tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in. It challenges us to look again at our past so that in the words of one miner, “we can still seek to do something about the future”.

Directed by Owen Gower, produced by Sinead Kirwan and Mark Lacey, executive produced by Christopher Hird and crowd-funded, the film has the support of Ken Loach, John Pilger and Lee Hall (writer of Billy Elliott). Still The Enemy Within will be released in UK cinemas from 3rd October before a London Premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square on 4th October and just after the much anticipated Pride starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, which features the dramatized story of Mike Jackson one of the film’s contributors.

Director Owen Gower said, “We are immensely honoured to have worked with some of the finest people I have ever met, and to have been allowed to tell their story. I just hope that more people will have the chance to be inspired by their courage through our movie, just as I have.”

Producer Sinead Kirwan said, “The response to the film so far has been incredibly and we cannot wait to share the story of these, funny courageous and extraordinary people with the wider public.”


The Frontline Club London3/10/14
Prince Charles Cinema London4/10/14
Markethall Cinema Wales (WELSH PREMIERE)9/10/14
Crouch End Arts Cinema9/10/14
Rio Cinema London11/10/14
Stratford East Picture House London12/10/14
Cardiff Chapter14/10/14
Barbican Cinema14/10/14
Bradford Media Museum15/10/14
Ultimate Picture Palace Oxford16/10/14
Cambridge Arts Picture House19/10/14
Brighton Komedia20/10/14
Curzon Clevedon Somerset21/10/14
The Cube Bristol21/10/14
Tyneside Cinema  Newcastle22/10/14
FACT Liverpool23/10/14
The Miners Manchester24/10/14
Barnsley Civic25/10/14
Hyde Park Leeds26/10/14
Hebden Picture House26/10/14
York Picture House27/10/14
Lochgelly Lecture theatre fife28/10/14
Scottish Parliament TRAILER29/10/14
The Electric palace in Hastings1/11/14
Hippodrome Falkirk Community cinema2/11/14
Cameo, Edinburgh2/11/14
Grosvenor Glasgow3/11/14
The Lighthouse Cinema Wolverhampton3/11/14
Into Film Festival Cambridge4/11/14
Sheffield Showroom Cinema4/11/14
Macrobert Cinema Stirling4/11/14
The Plough Arts Centre Great Torrington5/11/14
Macrobert Cinema Stirling6/11/14
The Little Theatre Bath9/11/14
Nottingham Broadway, Nottingham10/11/14
The Quad, Derby11/11/14
The Phoenix Leicester12/11/14
The Stow Lounge London13/11/14
Arnolfini Bristol23/11/14
Rich Mix Cinema04/12/14
The Plaza Cinema Liverpooltbc
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