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

“Crucial viewing for anyone interested in British politics and social history.”
Graham Fuller, The Arts Desk

“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

Host a community screening – see below for details

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.




Following its UK-wide cinema release, STRIKE: AN UNCIVIL WAR is now available for in-person community screenings or educational screenings. If your organisation would like to book the film for a screening please contact Jonny Tull at Tull Stories via, and let us know where you would like to screen the film and how many people you anticipate attending. Once we have this information we will then come back to you with a rental fee.

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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NOTTINGHAM – Broadway  |  From Friday 12th July

ALNWICK – Alnwick Playhouse  |  From Friday 12th July

RICHMOND – The Station Cinema  |  From Friday 12th July

DUNDEE – Dundee Contemporary Arts  |  From Friday 12th July

KENDAL – Brewery Arts Centre  |  Sunday 14th July CONTINUING

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

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

HOLMFIRTH – Holmfirth Film Festival  |  Sunday 28th July



NOTTINGHAM – Broadway  |  From Friday 2nd August RETURNING

CUMBERNAULD – Cumbernauld Theatre  |  Sunday 4th August

WOODBRIDGE – The Riverside  |  Monday 5th August

EASTBOURNE – Towner  |  Sunday 18th & Thursday 22nd August



NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Star & Shadow Cinema  |  Sunday 1st September

CLEVEDON – Curzon Cinema and Arts  |  Thursday 5th September

SWANSEA – Taliesin Arts Centre  |  Wednesday 11th September





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 



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Chapter, Cardiff
Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
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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)
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 Jun
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 Jun
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
SCARBOROUGH – Stephen Joseph Theatre  |  Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July
TYWYN – Magic Lantern Cinema  |  Thursday 4th & Wednesday 10th July
EDINBURGH – Cameo Picturehouse  |  Thursday 4th July CONTINUING
NOTTINGHAM – Broadway  |  Thursday 4th July
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Tyneside Cinema  |  Thursday 4th July CONTINUING
SCARBOROUGH – Stephen Joseph Theatre  |  Friday 5th July
TYWYN – Magic Lantern Cinema  |  Wednesday 10th July
SHEFFIELD – Showroom   |  From Friday 5th July CONTINUING
BELFAST – Queen’s Film Theatre  |  From Friday 5th July CONTINUING
(5th July screening includes live Q&A with director Daniel Gordon)
STIRLING – Macrobert Arts Centre  |  From Friday 5th July
PWLLHELI – Neuadd Dwyfor Arts Centre  |  From Saturday 6th July
KENDAL – Brewery Arts Centre  |  Sunday 7th July CONTINUING
COLCHESTER – FIRSTSITE  |  Sunday 7th & Sunday 14th July
BARNSLEY – Parkway Cinema  |  Wednesday 10th July CONTINUING
DURHAM – ODEON  |  Wednesday 10th July
MANSFIELD – ODEON  |  Wednesday 10th July
DUMFRIES – Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre  |   Thursday 11th July






“A tough, valuable, forthright film.”

Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian


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