Features : Red Star Cinema

As part of Hidden Door’s Video Activism Night, Red Star Cinema will be showing some of the films it made in the 80s that covered demonstrations and workers movements that the mainstream media seemed to overlook.

Red Star cinema was established in 1979 to provide coverage of demonstrations and activities supported by the Labour movement and Trade unions in Central Scotland. Short newsreels were made and shown alongside full length feature films hired from the Other Cinema such as Battleship Potemkin and Battle of Algiers. Red Star went on to make short documentaries on the history of workers cinema and in support of CND and the Sandinista Movement in Nicaragua.


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