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Coal not Dole,
This review is from: Dole Not Coal - The 1984-85 Miner's Strike - The Striker's Story - Released: March 2010 (DVD)
This reviewer had a somewhat hazy recollection of the miners strike, due to being extremely busy at the time with the heady business of being a ten-year-old.
At an initial level, then, I found watching Coal Not Dole very informative, filling in the substantial gaps in my memory of that period.
As the film progressed, however, the chilling eyewitness accounts served to add another level of understanding: one of what life was actually like for all those involved. From the political perspective of Tony Benn, to the life of the strikers' wives: every angle is covered.
This documentary presents the extremely emotive subject matter with dignity and respect, while losing none of the intensity of the first-hand recollections.
Coal Not Dole left me with the strong feeling that our recollections should not be hazy - the miners' strike should be remembered.