It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA awards; Outstanding British Film, Imelda Staunton for Best Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Stephen Beresford (Writer) and David Livingstone (Producer).
Winner of Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards.
David Donovan was a representative of the Neath, Swansea and Dulais Valley during the miners’ strikes. He was instrumental in creating the links between his group and the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. This alliance was the inspiration behind the film ‘Pride’.
Janine Miller is a UNISON Regional Organiser, based in the South West.
Running time 2h00
PLEASE NOTE: Film rating 15 (proof of age may be required)