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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.
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.
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.