Strike: An Uncivil War

The Miners’ Strike of 1984/85 was the most divisive and violent industrial dispute that Britain has ever witnessed, and using powerful personal testimony, previously hidden government documents and a treasure trove of never before seen archive STRIKE: AN UNCIVIL WAR also tells the full story of the Battle of Orgreave, which took place on 18th June 1984.


The Strikes were not just about coal mines but touched on class, community, gender, relationships, and ideologies. It represented a clash between socialist and capitalist visions for Britain. The strike's impact left the country more divided, with unresolved questions. STRIKE is set for release on 18th June, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave.


“What has shocked me though was discovering the level of planning. From the very top. A government hell bent on destroying its own people.” - Director, Daniel Gordon



SHEFFIELD DOCFEST 2024 Screenings:


Strike: An Uncivil War + Conversation

Sunday, June 16 at 10:30 am @ Crucible Theatre


Strike: An Uncivil War

Monday, June 17 at 12:30 @ Showroom - Channel 5 Screen 2



Strike: An Uncivil War

Monday 17 June at 20:30 @ Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3


"A tough, valuable, forthright film about one of the nastiest, ugliest moments in postwar British history." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian



Daniel Gordon

Running Time

1 x 110

Year of Production



Audience Award Winner - Sheffield DocFest 2024

Available in HD


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