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Platform Films’ TV credits include: ‘The Cause of Ireland’ which won the Tyne Award in 1983, ‘The People’s Flag’, a five part series on labour history for Channel 4, ‘Who Killed Mark Faulkner?’, a three part forensic and social investigation into the life and death of a young homeless disabled man for BBC2 and a feature length documentary on the first Gulf War screened on Channel 4’s Critical Eye.
Platform has also made over 400 non-broadcast films for trade unions including the RMT, the NUT, T&G, UNITE, CYWU, the GMB, CWU, SERTUC,and the NUM. It has also worked with The Institute of Employment Rights, Tower Hamlets NHS, Hackney Council, The National Literacy Trust, Amnesty International, the Morning Star, Writers’ Republic/UNISON, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the BBC World Service and educational film producer/distributor TV Choice.
‘The Miners’ Campaign Tape Project’, made with the NUM in support of the 1984/85 miners’ strike involved 15 independent film groups and was co-ordinated and the tapes edited by Platform Films. It won the Grierson Award for innovative documentary and raised many tens of thousands of pounds for the miners both in the UK and around the world. The DVD is now distributed by the British Film Institute
‘Wapping – the workers’ story’ is a new documentary by platform films and the News International Dispute Archive The film can be viewed on-line at: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/wappingtheworkersstory for: £2.25.
A DVD version with extras is available from: firstname.lastname@example.org price: £8.00 + £2.00 P&P.
Also available is ‘Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets’ – http://vimeo.com/ondemand/172978
From platform films: working for the movement since 1982
Film-making services: union histories, issue-based films, meetings, demos, promos, social media shorts, animation autocue, green screen, DVD copying and printing, 16mm film to HD digital transfer, and an extensive labour movement film archive