Miners Strike 1984 — Community Stories

Miners Strike 1984 — Community Stories

This is Mine This is Mine — A Brassed Off film project

‘Can’t have a colliery band wi’out a colliery. Can you?’

To commemorate 30 years since the Miners’ Strike of 1984, and to reflect the themes of Brassed Off we are inviting all of you to send in a short film about community.


How long does it have to be?  
It can be 60 seconds up to 60 minutes, it’s up to you.  It can be several individual videos or one. It’s easy with a smart phone or a video camera. You don't have to edit. You don’t have to add music, or titles or special effects. You can use sound or it can be silent. It can be planned or it could be quite random.


What can it be about?
Whatever you want it to be about. There are no rules.   All we ask is that you submit some footage that in some way relates to your community, past, present or future.

Have fun! Video a night out at your local with your mates; a serious interview with your neighbour; a short film about your working community or even a film about your local job centre or residential home or school.

Get people talking about what community means to them or video an event which shows us community in action. Make it personal. Make it local.


How do I submit my film?
Easy! You firstly need to set up a YouTube account (if you don’t already have one), then upload your film straight from your camera or laptop to your account. Make sure you list your film as public so we can see and add the tag: #ThisIsMine so we can find it.


What's the end result?
We will be making a film using your submissions and premiering it at the National Coal Mining Museum on 22 June 2014 at their Miners’ Gala. 


This project has now closed. Watch the final film below


Get Involved

Deadline: Wednesday 30 April 2014, 5pm​


View submissions


Submissions are currently closed


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By Milefield Primary School

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St Josephs Primary School Film 1
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