Platform Films is an award winning production company which specialises in trade union, peace and social movement film-making.

Tony Benn

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.

Tony Benn
Bob Crow

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.

Bob Crow
Margaret Dickinson

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

Ken Loach, British Director of Television and Independent Film, on Platform Films:

"Chris Reeves has been a good comrade for many years. His films show both the difficulties and strength of people in their daily lives and when they are on strike. Chris understands the class struggle and presents it with clarity. Keep going Chris, Bella and Platform Films"
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1 month ago

So That You Can Live (1981) 85 mins

A documentary filmed over five years showing the impact on one family in a South Wales valley community, of developments in the national and global political economy, which result in local pit and factory closures.

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2 months ago

People's Flag Part Four: Who Runs the Country? (1988)

1964 to 1979, covers the period when the post-war boom came to an end. This Film looks at the Wilson government’s attempts to modernise the British economy and the defeat of its proposals to control the unions. It describes how the ‘special relationship’ with the US led to Wilson’s failure to condemn the invasion of Vietnam. The film shows how disillusionment with Labour led to the emergence of new forces on the left, and how attacks on black people began as the economy declined

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2 months ago

Not a Penny on the Rents (1969) 22 mins

A campaign film against GLC attempts to raise council rents. The film includes footage of the tenant's demonstrations and meetings.

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— Products shown: not a penny on the rents (1969).
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2 months ago