A film by Lucy Parker
Commissioned by City Projects
SOLIDARITY is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. Blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles.
The film looks at blacklisting in the construction industry where thousands of workers were denied employment for involvement in trade union activism and workplace disputes. Activist led research uncovered links between blacklisting and undercover policing. Featuring construction workers, trade unionists and law students SOLIDARITY demonstrates the impact of being denied human rights and the ongoing fight for transparency and justice.
Director: Lucy Parker / Producer: Kate Parker/ Editor: Lucy Parker & Lucy Harris / Director of Photography: Nick Gordon Smith / Sound Recordist: James Bull / Sound Designer: Chu-Li Shewring / Cast: Members of Blacklist Support Group, Core Participants in Undercover Policing Inquiry, law students and trade union groups.
A filmed meeting included members of campaigning groups including:
Justice For Domestic Workers, Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union, Independent Workers of Great Britain, GWB, RMT, Unite British Airways Mixed Fleet, County Durham Teaching Assistants, Bakers And Food Alliance Workers Union, BECTU Picturehouse and many individual trade unionists
Lucy Parker’s previous films include The Home And The World (2010), Writer’s Group (2013), Fire (2016), Apologies (2016). Lucy Parker (b.Dorset UK, lives in London). She was the 2016 filmmaker in residence at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. Her films have been screened or exhibited at festivals including AV Festival (2018), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018), Toronto International Film Festival (2017) South Korean New Media Festival (2017). Lucy’s films are distributed by LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London.