SOLIDARITY

By Lucy PARKER

CITY PROJECTS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2019

SOLIDARITY is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. Blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles.

Festivals
& Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
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    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, First film
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lucy PARKER
    • Writer(s)
    • Lucy PARKER
    • Producer(s)
    • Kate PARKER (City Projects)
    • Synopsis
    • SOLIDARITY is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. Blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles.

      Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled 'troublemakers' for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity attentively follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film, revealing the determination of a community working together to find a route to justice.

      The debut feature length film by artist filmmaker Lucy Parker it has been made alongside and features members of Blacklist Support Group, core participants in Undercover Policing Inquiry, and members of other campaigning groups including Voice of Domestic Workers, Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union, Independent Workers of Great Britain, GMB, RMT, Unite British Airways Mixed Fleet, County Durham Teaching Assistants, BECTU Picturehouse and many individual trade unionists.

      Commissioned by City Projects a non profit coop based in London, the film has been funded by Arts Council England, Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, Lipman Miliband Trust, Kingston University and donations from trade union branches and individuals.