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Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain's longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year. In 1984, a conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on Britain's unions, taking on the strongest in the country, the National Union of Mineworkers. Following a secret plan, the government began announcing the closure of coal mines, threatening not just an industry but whole communities and a way of life. Against all the forces the government could throw at them, 160,000 coal miners took up the fight and became part of a battle that would change the course of history.


Still the Enemy Within draws together personal experiences - whether they're tragic, funny or terrifying - to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year.

“This is timely, important and truthful cinema, at once bitter, nostalgic and unexpectedly uplifting.” - Time Out

“I can’t express enough my admiration for Owen Gower’s remarkable film. It moved and inspired me. Everyone - not only in Britain - should see this superb film.” - John Pilger, Journalist & Documentary filmmaker

“A documentary as gripping as a thriller.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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  • Runtime
    112 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
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  • Director
    Owen Gower
  • Cast
    Norman Strike, Paul Symonds, Steve Hammill