Sunday, 4 March 2012

Unique Filmshow latest to mark Clyde Work-in Anniversary

Cinema Action film one of the mass meetings
Campaigning against the closure of a service? Looking to highlight what your job means to your local community? Why not come and have a look at how a successful campaign was waged forty years ago?

A unique opportunity is coming up for people in and around Glasgow to see contemporary accounts of the legendary UCS work-in. A radical film collective - Cinema Action - were the only film crew allowed into the yards during the work-in. They produced two unique films of the work-in. One - UCS 1 -is a short account of the  campaign to build the campaign in the community, while in Class Struggle - Film from the Clyde, the whole work-in is filmed from the point of view of the workers.

Both of these films, along with a short film produced by the STUC to mark the 40th Anniversary. are being shown at Glasgow's Mitchell Theatre over three days, from Wednesday March 21 - Friday March 23. An added attraction is the presence at each of the showings of Ann Guedes, one of the film collective who made these films. She is over from Lisbon to take part in panel discussions after every showing. Other panelists will include historian, Dr Chik Collins, STUC president, Mike Kirby and Actor and Director David Hayman.

The programme is as follows: Weds 21, 1.00pm - UCS 1 and STUC film. Tickets £5; Thurs 22, 7.30pm - UCS1 and STUC film. Tickets £6; Fri 23, 7.30pm Class Struggle - Film from the Clyde. Tickets £7.50.
The suggestion is that Wednesday will be aimed primarily at schools and colleges, Thursday at TU and labour movement activists,  and Friday at the public, but no-one will be corralled into any particular showing. Tickets are available from, and more details of all the events taking place as part of the 40th Anniversary are on the website at

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