Leeds-United! + Q&A

Depicting the heroic struggle of female clothing workers for better pay, this radical drama combines on-location shooting with powerful subject matter both emotional and inspiring. In this post-screening discussion, chaired by film professor John Hill, director Roy Battersby comments on the nature of the Leeds strike in the early 1970s and the incredible exploitation these women faced from the clothing industry, as well as the challenges of trying to portray these events in a film. Producer Kenith Trodd discusses the contrasting reactions the film received from the major parties involved and the unusual methods his team utilised to recreate the vast striking crowds. This event formed a part of the Radical TV Drama season at BFI Southbank.



 

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