On Sunday at 8.30p.m we’ll be showing ‘The Year of the Beaver’:

“This film is partly about the famous Grunwick dispute in north London in 1976-78, in which a mostly female Asian workforce were locked out for demanding union recognition and gained, mostly symbolic, support from vast numbers of unionised workers. But it’s about a lot more than that. It’s about workers’ struggles in the UK in general, and it attempts to understand what was happening in terms of the balance of class forces and to criticise the traditional assumptions of the Left. It’s a great film because so much of it is devoted to what workers actually did and what workers have to say. There are no interviews with union leaders, politicians or industrial relations experts. And it’s aesthetically well put together, and with a sense of grim humour.”



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