in trade union activity.
Unable to find work over many years and without understanding why, the blacklist had detrimental effects on their lives, creating paranoia and poverty. It routinely caused the loss of homes, break up of marriages and even led to suicide. It also created health and safety risks on construction sites as effective reps were excluded.
The film is being made by City Projects and Lucy Parker and is due for completion 2018. It will be shown widely at cinema screenings, community events, art galleries, film festivals and will be made available on Video On Demand for free for campaigning groups and trade unions.
“Questions of surveillance and the rights to a private life are at the cutting-edge of documentary subjects – witness Citizenfour. Telling a shameful local story with chilling international implications, Blacklist will play a key part in this urgent conversation.”
Sophie Mayer, writer, editor, educator and activist
“Lucy Parker has been working hand in hand with blacklisted workers for a number of years. We have taken her into our hearts as one of us. It takes an artist to convey the emotional as well as the factual side of the story.”
Dave Smith, Blacklisted worker, Secretary of Blacklist Support Group and co-author of the book Blacklisted (with Phil Chamerlain)
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