Strike: An Uncivil War

Filmmaker Daniel Gordon follows his double BAFTA-winning, EMMY-nominated and critically acclaimed documentary HILLSBOROUGH with a searing new feature documentary.

“A tough, valuable, forthright film.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Powerful and thorough.”
Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film

Maria Duarte, The Morning Star

“Has an importance which transcends party politics…touching and sad.”
Mansel Stimpson, Film Review Daily

Find out where you can watch Strike: An Uncivil War in cinemas

Daniel Gordon’s feature documentary STRIKE: AN UNCIVIL WAR tells the story of the Battle of Orgreave, the most violent confrontation between Miners and Police during the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike in Great Britain.

The year-long Strike was the most divisive and violent industrial dispute that Britain has ever witnessed, and using powerful personal testimony, previously hidden government documents and a treasure trove of never-before-seen archive material, STRIKE: AN UNCIVIL WAR follows the events at Orgreave, which took place on 18th June 1984.

The Miners’ Strike cut right to the heart of Britain’s social and political consciousness. It was about more than the economics of coal mines and encompassed regionality, class, community, masculinity, the role of women, relationships, marriage and family. The conflict spread across the land – from south east England, the Midlands and the North, to the coalfields of Wales and Scotland.

We are now told that the outcome changed Britain for good. In reality, there were perhaps no winners; Britain was left even more divided, and deep questions remain unanswered.

Witness at first hand the stories and recollections of the people on the front lines of this incredible moment in time, which split communities and the nation in two, and which has ripples that still resonate to this very day.

To mark the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Orgreave, Strike: An Uncivil War was previewed in cinemas as a special event on Tuesday 18th June, featuring a 23-minute recorded Q&A with director Daniel Gordon, Chris Peace and Kate Flannery of the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign and former Miners Kevin Horne and Ian Mitchell.

Released in the UK from Tuesday 18th June 2024

  • Director: Daniel Gordon
  • Year: 2024
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Duration: 1 hr 51 mins
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Production company: Very Much So / Embankment Films
  • Cert: 15



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SHEFFIELD – Curzon  | From Friday 21st June

SHEFFIELD – The Light Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

SHEFFIELD – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

LONDON – Bertha Dochouse  |  From Friday 21st June

LONDON – Rio Cinema  |  From Friday 21st June

LONDON – Vue Westfield  |  From Friday 21st June

LEEDS – Hyde Park Picture House  |  From Friday 21st June

LEEDS – Vue Leeds Light  |  From Friday 21st June

DONCASTER – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

SCUNTHORPE – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

BARNSLEY – Parkway Cinema  |  From Friday 21st June

BRADFORD – The Light Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

HALIFAX – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Tyneside Cinema  |  From Friday 21st June

WHITLEY BAY – Jam Jar Cinema  |  From Friday 21st June

SUNDERLAND – Omniplex  |  From Friday 21st June

CRAMLINGTON – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

DARLINGTON – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

GATESHEAD – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

HARTLEPOOL – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

EDINBURGH – Vue Edinburgh Omni  |  From Friday 21st June

MANCHESTER – HOME  |  From Friday 21st June

MANCHESTER – Vue Manchester Printworks  |  From Friday 21st June

LEICESTER – Phoenix  |  From Friday 21st June

DERBY – QUAD  |  From Friday 21st June

LANCASTER – Dukes  |  From Friday 21st June

WIRKSWORTH – Northern Light Cinema  |  From Friday 21st June

KENDAL – Brewery Arts Centre  |  From Friday 21st June

BOLTON – The Light Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

LIVERPOOL – Picturehouse at FACT  |  From Friday 21st June

NEW BRIGHTON – The Light Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

ELLESMERE PORT – Vue Cheshire Oaks  |  From Friday 21st June

WALSALL – The Light Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

CARDIFF – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

CARMARTHEN – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

CWMBRAN – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

MERTHYR – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

SWANSEA – Vue  |  From Friday 21st June

BEESTON – Arc Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

HUCKNALL – Arc Cinemas  |  From Friday 21st June

WISBECH – Luxe Cinema  |  From Friday 21st June

ABERYSTWYTH – Aberystwyth Arts Centre  |  Friday 21st & Monday 24th June

LONDON – Lexi Cinema, Kensal Rise  |  Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th June

NOTTINGHAM – Bonington Theatre  |  Monday 24th – Thursday 27th June

LONDON – Riverside Studios, Hammersmith  |  Monday 24th – Thursday 27th June

HEXHAM – Forum Cinema  |  Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th June

DURHAM – Gala  |  Wednesday 26th June

ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA – Kino-Teatr  |  Wednesday 26th June



SHEFFIELD – Showroom   |  From Friday 28th June

BEESTON – Arc Cinemas  |  From Friday 28th June CONTINUING

KENDAL – Brewery Arts Centre  |  From Friday 28th June CONTINUING

HEBDEN BRIDGE – Hebden Bridge Picture House  |  From Friday 28th June

BARNSLEY – Parkway Cinema  |  Friday 28th June CONTINUING

LONDON – Bertha Dochouse  |  From Friday 28th June CONTINUING

LONDON – Cine Lumiere  |  From Saturday 29th June

NORTHAMPTON – Northampton Filmhouse  |  Saturday 29th June – Wednesday 3rd July



LONDON – Bertha Dochouse  |  Wednesday 3rd July

MILFORD HAVEN – Torch Theatre  |  Wednesday 3rd July

LEWES – Depot  |  Wednesday 3rd July

INVERNESS – Eden Court  |  Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July

EDINBURGH – Cameo Picturehouse  |  Thursday 4th July

SCARBOROUGH – Stephen Joseph Theatre  |  Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July

TYWYN – Magic Lantern Cinema  |  Thursday 4th & Wednesday 10th July

BELFAST – Queen’s Film Theatre  |  From Friday 5th July
(5th July screening includes live Q&A with director Daniel Gordon)

STIRLING – Macrobert Arts Centre  |  From Friday 5th July

NOTTINGHAM – Broadway  |  From Friday 5th July

PWLLHELI – Neuadd Dwyfor Arts Centre  |  From Saturday 6th July

COLCHESTER – FIRSTSITE  |  Sunday 7th & Sunday 14th July

ALNWICK – Alnwick Playhouse  |  From Friday 12th July

RICHMOND – The Station Cinema  |  From Friday 12th July

DUNDEE – Dundee Contemporary Arts  |  From Friday 12th July

FALMOUTH – The Poly  |  Wednesday 17th July

LEIGH – Leigh Film Factory  |  Wednesday 17th July

BO’NESS – Hippodrome  |  From Friday 19th July

TAVISTOCK – Tavistock Wharf  |  From Friday 19th July

BIRMINGHAM – Midlands Arts Centre  |  Friday 19th – Thursday 25th July

DURHAM – ODEON  |  Friday 19th July

MANSFIELD – ODEON  |  Friday 19th July

HULL – Hull Independent Cinema (@Hull Truck Theatre)  |  Tuesday 23rd July

HOLMFIRTH – Holmfirth Film Festival  |  Sunday 28th July



CUMBERNAULD – Cumbernauld Theatre  |  Sunday 4th August

WOODBRIDGE – The Riverside  |  Monday 5th August





Crucible Theatre, Sheffield  |  Sunday 16th June, 10:30am (+ conversation) SOLD OUT 
Showroom, Sheffield – Channel 5 Screen 2  |  Mon 17th June 12:30pm (+ Q&A with director Daniel Gordon) SOLD OUT
Sheffield DocFest Audience Award Winner screening: Showroom – Bertha DocHouse Screen 3  | Mon 17th June 8:30pm SOLD OUT 



Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne SOLD OUT
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Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay SOLD OUT
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Phoenix, Leicester
HOME, Manchester
Storyhouse, Chester
Ritz Cinema, Belper
The Station Cinema, Richmond
Parkway Cinema, Barnsley
Electric Picture House, Wotton-Under-Edge
Watershed, Bristol
Northampton Filmhouse
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Epsom Picturehouse
Exeter Picturehouse
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Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton
City Screen Picturehouse, York
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Vue Leeds Light
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Luxe Cinema, Wisbech
Rio Cinema
Lexi Cinema, Kensal Rise
Arthouse Crouch End
Picturehouse Central
Ealing Picturehouse
Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
Finsbury Park Picturehouse
Greenwich Picturehouse
Hackney Picturehouse
East Dulwich Picturehouse
Vue Westfield
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
Genesis Cinema, Mile End
Chapter, Cardiff
Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Vue Merthyr
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
Glasgow Film Theatre
Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh SOLD OUT 
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
Bertha Dochouse, Curzon Bloomsbury (screened Wednesday 19th June)






“A tough, valuable, forthright film.”

Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian


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