Deller & Figgis

The Battle of Orgreave (an Injury to One is an Injury to all)

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CountryEnglish
Date2001
Medium/Dimensions62’
CreditsCourtesy of Artangel
VenueFilm Lounge

A now legendary film based on the re-enactment of the clash between the miners on strike and the Thatcher police in 1984, The Battle of Orgreave revisits an important moment in the labour history of the late 20th century. Making the traditional working class obsolete has been a sustained project of the West’s assumed de-industrialisation, the rise of a service economy but also the creation of zones of cheap industrial labour in other geographies.

Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave, 2001.
Directed by Mike Figgis.
Co-Commissioned by Artangel and Channel 4.

Photographs by Martin Jenkinson.