Kemira: diary of a strike

Australia, 1984

Film
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The first Australian film to document the organisation of a strike and its unfolding over time from an “insider” perspective. In September 1982, at the height of the economic recession, Australian Iron and Steel, a subsidiary of BHP, announced its intention to retrench 400 miners from the six coal pits which supplied the company’s Wollongong steelworks. Kemira was the worst affected pit where 206 workers (two-thirds of the workforce) were to lose their jobs. A confronting account of an important historical and political event.

Credits

production company

Kemira Productions

producer/director

Tom Zubrycki

Duration

01:02:12:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323803

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Big business

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Broken Hill Proprietary Company

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Coal mines and mining

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial sociology

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Labor disputes

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Steel industry and trade - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Wollongong (N.S.W.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industrial relations - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor disputes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Miners - Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Strikes and lockouts

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → Australia - History - 20th century

History → History

Places → Wollongong (N.S.W.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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