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Strikebound - film screening
Thu. 13 October 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
RMIT Gallery’s exhibition Radical Actions showcases work by contemporary Irish artists to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
Documentary film has often been harnessed in the service of political change to provoke and record revolution. Together with RMIT's research centre for Communication, Politics and Culture, RMIT Gallery’s complementary ‘Images of Revolution’ film program presents films that reflect a deep commitment to social change and progressive politics.
Strikebound (dir. Richard Lowenstein) 1984. Duration: 101 min. Australia.
NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION of the Special Edition Directors Cut of 'STRIKEBOUND' with Ataman Chris Haywood & Sam Sejavka
About the film Watch trailer
Film critic Richard Kuipers calls Strikebound ‘a rare example of Australian political filmmaking’. Kupiers writes: ‘Strikebound takes a sympathetic look at one of the most significant events in the nation’s industrial history. The Sunbeam Colliery strike of 1937 was the first sit-in (occupation) by workers and its ultimate success provided a great boost for the Australian trade union movement – especially during the Depression when jobs were scarce and workers were not protected by many of the laws passed in the postwar era.”
Guest Speaker Richard Lowenstein, writer and film director - followed by Q & A
About the speaker: Australian film and music video director Richard Lowenstein has written and directed the feature films including Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Dogs in Space, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, and Strikebound, as well as numerous award-winning music-videos, concert films and commercials.