“A documentary as gripping as a thriller”

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Type:Documentary, Political

Dur:111 min


Dir:Owen Gower



How breaking the Coal Strike of the mid 80’s led Britain into war in Iraq.

Thirty years ago, Thatcher went to war. These are the miners who fought back.

The Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through the UK’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year and the strike that changed history. The breaking of the strike and the coal-mining communities that supported the strikers would lead to the Labour Party’s turn to the Right under Tony Blair and the disaster of the Iraq war that followed.






Owen Gower, Sinead Kirwan, Mark Lacey, Owen Gower, Christopher Hird & Mike Simons

fan quotes:

“I can’t express enough my admiration for Owen Gower’s remarkable film. It moved and inspired me. Everyone - not only in Britain - should see this superb film.” - John Pilger, Journalist

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