Depicting a historical moment of working-class protest, Amanda King's documentary brings together analysis and copious archival material with artistic responses to the 1917 strike a century on. As Barnaby Smith describes, the film serves – despite some limitations in scope – as not only an essential record of Australian trade unionism, but also a timely call for political reunification.
unions, Tom Bramble, Trade Unionism in Australia: A History from Flood to Ebb Tide, Carriageworks, Val Noone, Eveleigh Rail Yards, Randwick Tram Sheds, Frances Morgan, Lucy Taksa, John Graham, Will French, Sarah Contos, Raquel Ormella, Tom Nicholson, Andrew Byrne, Merv Flanagan, Reginald Wearne, James Flanagan, New England, The Folded Lie, Arthur Charles Tinsdale, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Marxism, socialism, Russian Revolution, nationalism, blue-collar, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, class division, economic inequality, wokeness, Jeremy Corbyn, labour movement
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