Every Friday I choose one of my favourite movies for a brief overview.
#11 Dead Man’s Shoes
- Genre: revenge drama, crime thriller
- Director: Shane Meadows… 242 more words
Before the Miners Strike, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s newspaper, “The Miner”, had a Page 3 girl. For those of you reading this who aren’t British, page 3 is the bizarre and misogynist phenomenon where some of our normal mainstream daily newspapers will devote their page 3 to a huge picture of a topless woman, a “tradition” that sadly continues to this day. 969 more words
Years of tension between the National Union of Mineworkers and U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher boiled over in the spring of 1984. Inspired by their own skirmishes with authorities, a group of gay activists formed the “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners” program and began raising money in their neighborhood to help subsidize the strikers and their struggling families. 696 more words