PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
About the Series: Winning is Complicated. The history of revolutionary struggle is wrought with failure, and let’s face it, even when we do win, this often looks remarkably different than what was envisioned. Winning can engender a whole new set of complications. What lessons can be drawn from past struggles? What can we learn from the losses, as well as the successes of the past?
The ‘Winning is Complicated’ film series screens documentaries and films that highlight past social movements, revolutions, uprisings and insurrections, and radical community projects. A facilitated discussion follows each screening.
The screenings take place the second Friday of every month at 7pm.