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A Power In The Land
A film about the importance of electricity commissioned by the Electrical Trades Union.

Men’s Madness – The Myth of Male Reason 
A feminist meditation on man’s technological progress and the concept of ‘man’s rationality’.

Costas Lapavitsas on Financialisation
A talk at Marx Memorial Memorial Library: A Systemic Crisis of Financialisation from 2007 to the present.

Roger Seifert on the 1966 Seafarers’ Strike 
‘Strikers, communists, tramps, and detectives’ – lessons from the 1966 seafarers’ dispute

Fifty Fighting Years
A tribute to ‘Labour Monthly’, the socialist magazine founded in 1921.

Pulling Together
This film celebrates the history and momentous struggles that created and shaped the RMT in the last 100 years.

Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets

A film re-examining the political events surrounding the arrest of 24 Shrewsbury building workers and the shocking

Proud Arabs and Texan Oilmen

First screened in Channel Four’s: Critical Eye series, this film examines the causes and conduct of the first Gulf War, and attempts to provide a framework for understanding and interpreting the chaos of subsequent events

Who Killed Mark Faulkner?

Part one of a three part forensic and social investigation into the death and life of a young homeless epileptic man, made for BBC2.

Who Killed Mark Faulkner? pt 2

Part two of a three part forensic and social investigation into the death and life of a young homeless epileptic man, made for BBC2.

Who Killed Mark Faulkner? pt 3

Part three of a three part forensic and social investigation into the death and life of a young homeless epileptic man, made for BBC2.

The Cause of Ireland

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.

The Daily Miracle

A film about the Morning Star, previously the Daily Worker, founded in 1930 and still the world’s only English-language socialist daily newspaper.

The People’s Flag – pt 1

Part 1 of a series of five hour-long documentaries, made for C4, which tells the story of the British labour movement, through the voices of men and women who have played an active role in its history.

The People’s Flag – pt 2

Part 2 of a series of five hour-long documentaries, made for C4, which tells the story of the British labour movement, through the voices of men and women who have played an active role in its history.

The People’s Flag – pt 3

Part 3 of a series of five hour-long documentaries, made for C4, which tells the story of the British labour movement, through the voices of men and women who have played an active role in its history.

The People’s Flag – pt 4

Part 4 of a series of five hour-long documentaries, made for C4, which tells the story of the British labour movement, through the voices of men and women who have played an active role in its history.

The People’s Flag – pt 5

Part 5 of a series of five hour-long documentaries, made for C4, which tells the story of the British labour movement,

The Miners’ Campaign Tapes

Winners of the 1985 Grierson documentary award. In 1984 a group of independent film and video makers including Platform Films decided to show their support for the miners’ strike through this series of videos.

Old Hands – British Labour Camps 1929-39

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.

Only a Bookseller

Jack Firestein was a bookseller with bookstalls outside the Camden Labour Centre, in Unity Theatre foyer and shops in the East End, Willesden and Soho. He was also a driver for union leader Clive Jenkins and a fearless labour movement activist.

Home Soldier Home

A film in which ex-soldiers speak about their experiences of the policing of the North of Ireland, in British colonies and back in Britain.

Rail Against Privatisation

A film of the two-week mobile demonstration from Glasgow to London by 25 RMT railway workers in the run-up to the May 2005 General Election.

RMT Credit Union – Why Join?

This DVD explains the aims and objectives of RMT’s Credit Union and the financial services it offers to all members of the union.

No to EU Liberalisation

No To EU Liberalisation – Yes To Workers’ Rights – this DVD explains RMT opposition to European Union rail privatisation.

RMT – Your Union

A promotional and recruitment DVD in which Sue Johnston looks at the history, aims and objectives of the fast-growing transport union the RMT.

One Man and His Island

A film about the declaration of independence, inspired by the film ‘Passport to Pimlico’, by residents of the Isle of Dogs in 1970.

Not In My Name

A documentary exploring the background to the war in Afghanistan and charting the growth of the anti-war movement.

The T&G Story

A documentary exploring the history of the Transport and General Workers Union.

Not In My Name

A documentary exploring the background to the war in Afghanistan and charting the growth of the anti-war movement.

Message to London Underground Train Operators

A short film for the RMT aimed at London Underground workers.

Coming Out

A short film about hidden disability made for the BBC.

Language and Disability

A short film on language and disability made for the BBC.

Stand Up Link Arms

A short film for the BBC on trade unions and disability.

Class Struggle – Film From The Clyde

A documentary made with shipyard workers during the occupation and work-in at the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders from July 1971 to October 1972.

gec

A film made up mainly of graphics and animation in support of the call by Merseyside GEC shop stewards for factory occupations as a response to GEC’s closure and redundancy proposals.

not a penny on the rent

A campaign film against Greater London Council attempts to raise council rents.

squatters

A campaign film supporting squatters in various London boroughs resisting eviction by private landlords and the Greater London Council.

london transport

A campaign film to build solidarity with striking workers at Acton tube depot following the breakdown or orthodox negotiations.

RMT induction

A DVD for use in induction courses.

A Message to All Train Drivers

Why all train drivers should unite with fellow rail workers in an all-grades trade union.

Join the CYWU

A recruitment DVD made for the Community and Youth Workers Union, now a sub-section of Britain’s biggest union UNITE.

Their World This Time

A film on the post-war squatting movement and the requisitioning of private property to house those made homeless by Nazi bombing.

The Banner Man

Derek Kotz of RMT’s Communications Department meets Ed Hall, the man whose quiet dedication is the driving force behind a revival of one of the labour movements’ most vibrant traditions.

upper clyde shipbuilders

The UCS struggle is a campaign film supporting the fight to retain their jobs by the workers at Upper Clyde Shipyards who developed a new weapon for waging this fight – the occupation and the work-in.

so that you can live

So That You Can Live is 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.

the miners’ film

The miners’ film documents the industrial action by miners in the winter of 1973-4 which helped to bring down Edward Heath’s Tory government.

arise ye workers (the dockers fight)

Arise ye workers: the dockers’ fight is a campaign film supporting the dockers’ fight against redundancy, lay-offs and wage cuts caused by containerisation.

fighting the bill

Fighting the Bill documents the massive trade union and labour movement campaign against the Conservative government’s 1971 Industrial Relations Bill.

Why War – The Invasion of Iraq

A film exploring the background to Bush and Blair’s invasion and occupation of Iraq and the murky motives behind the political rhetoric.

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