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A film about the importance of electricity commissioned by the Electrical Trades Union.

A Power In The Land

A feminist meditation on man’s technological progress and the concept of ‘man’s rationality’.

Men’s Madness – The Myth of Male Reason

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

Roger Seifert: 1966 Seafarers’ Strike

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

Fifty Fighting Years

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

Pulling Together

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

Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets

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

Proud Arabs and Texan Oilmen

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?

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? pt2

Part three 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? pt3

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 Cause of Ireland

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.

Home Soldier Home

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 1

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 2

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 3

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 4

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

The People’s Flag – pt 5

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.

The Miners’ Campaign Tapes

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.

Old Hands – British Labour Camps 1929-39

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.

Only a Bookseller

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

RMT Credit Union – Why Join?

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.

Rail Against Privatisation

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

No to EU Liberalisation

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

RMT – Your Union

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

One Man and His Island

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

The T&G Story

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

Message to London Underground Train Operators

A short film about hidden disability made for the BBC.

Coming Out

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

Language and Disability

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

Stand Up Link Arms

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.

The Banner Man

A DVD for use in induction courses.

RMT induction

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

A Message to All Train Drivers

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

Join the CYWU

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

Their World This Time

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.

upper clyde shipbuilders

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.

gec

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.

so that you can live

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.

the miners’ film

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

Class Struggle – Film From The Clyde

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

london transport

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

not a penny on the rent

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

squatters

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

Not In My Name

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

Why War – The Invasion of Iraq