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Progressive Cinema – “The Great Strike 1917”
To this day, the Great Strike of 1917 is still Australia’s largest industrial upheaval. The story of the Strike has long been dormant in archives, and is now re-told with original film footage from the era.
The story explores three elements to the strike – the reasons behind it, the murder of a striker and an early and compelling case of film censorship.
This is a film to remind audiences today that the confluence of new technology, power and politics is occurring in very much the same way as it did all those years ago.