‘The Happy Lands’ Film Showing
A showing of a film ('The Happy Lands') set in the Fife coalfield during the General Strike of 1966.
'It is the General Strike 1926 - only seven tears after the slaughter in the trenches, miners unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts imposed by a Liberal Conservative Government.
Inspired by true stories from local families in Fife, the Happy Lands follows the journey of law abiding citizens who become law breakers in a heroic battle against the state. It's never a good time to stand up for your rights but it is always the right time.'
The Happy lands is a Theatre Workshop Scotland production supported by Creative Scotland through the National Lottery and BBC Scotland. The film has won international recognition and has been nominated for a BAFTA Audience Award. It will be introduced by Dr David Ritchie of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
|Date & time:
|Wednesday 19th, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
|Any University of Edinburgh student
|Booking is now open! Please book through the link below.
|Teviot Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School