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Port in a Storm

Synopsis
A video compilation about the Liverpool dockers’ dispute begun in September 1995.
1 (18 min): Women’s support for the strikers, as Women On the Waterfront (WOW) face icy blizzards and police on the picket line, surviving with wit and camaraderie.
2 (22 min): Longshore workers from around the world meet the Liverpool dockers and the WOW at the dock gate, giving birth to an international dockers’ movement.
3 (27 min): A cabaret performance humorously illustrating the dockers’ solidarity.
4 (12 min): The involvement of environmental activists from the ‘Reclaim the Streets’ movement.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 79 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION; 1997 sale: £10.00 (inclusive)
Notes
Reviewed by Denis Gregory in ‘Viewfinder’ No 30 (May 1997), p26.
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
dock workers; industrial disputes; labour movements

Credits

Director
Anne-Marie Sweeney

Sections

Title
Snow on the waterfront
Synopsis
1 (18 min): Women's support for the strikers, as Women On the Waterfront (WOW) face icy blizzards and police on the picket line, surviving with wit and camaraderie.

Title
Tide is high, The
Synopsis
2 (22 min): Longshore workers from around the world meet the Liverpool dockers and the WOW at the dock gate, giving birth to an international dockers' movement.

Title
Dockers Club: a night to remember
Synopsis
3 (27 min): A cabaret performance humorously illustrating the dockers' solidarity.

Title
Reclaim the future
Synopsis
4 (12 min): The involvement of environmental activists from the 'Reclaim the Streets' movement.

Sponsor

Name

Merseyside Port Shop Stewards Committee

Phone
0151-207 3388
Notes
Contact: Shop Steward

Distributor

Name

Video News

Email
videonews@gn.apc.org
Web
http://www.videonews.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7700 7660
Address
N7 9DN
Notes
apparently out of business 11/97

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