Platform Films is an award winning production company which specialises in trade union, peace and social movement film-making.
“By making these brilliant films over the years, Platform has filled a gap that is so obvious in the media – that it doesn’t cover labour and progressive causes properly.”
“RMT is proud to be associated with a film company that unashamedly knows which side it is on, and is carrying the tradition of gutsy, agitprop, socialist film-making to a new generation in the 21st century.”
“Platform Films originated during the vibrant independent film movement of the 70s and 80s and is one of very few companies to have survived and adapted while retaining the commitment to egalitarian ideals.”
Margaret Dickinson film producer, author of Rogue Reels
We are close to completing a film portrait of Ralph Miliband.
A film about the 150,000 long term unemployed men from ‘distressed areas’ who were sent to do hard task work in remote labour camps, set up and run by successive British governments between 1929-1939. The film includes archive footage from a Central Office of Information film promoting the camps made by Edgar Anstey in 1936.
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Winner of the 1983 Tyne Award. The Cause of Ireland tells the history of the ‘troubles’ in the North of Ireland through the voices of the people who lived through them. It’s primary concern is to examine divisions within the working class, the causes and effects of these divisions, and to evaluate the various solutions being put forward.
Screened by Channel Four in The Eleventh Hour series after 6 minutes were cut by the IBA.
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