It’s competition time again after a bit of a hiatus here at Blueprint: Review. Documentary lovers will be pleased to know that AR:PR and Lace have offered us two copies of the critically acclaimed Still the Enemy Within to give away to two lucky readers. It’s a film we thought quite highly of as you can see in Katy’s recent review.
Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, here’s some information about the film to let you know more about what you could win:
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through the UK’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.
In 1984, a conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on the unions, taking on the strongest in the country, the National Union of Mineworkers. Following a secret plan, the government began announcing the closure of coal mines, threatening not just an industry but whole communities and a way of life.
Against all the forces the government could throw at them, 160 000 coal miners took up the fight and became part of a battle that would change the course of history. Still the Enemy Within tells the story of a group of miners and supporters who were on the front line of the strike for an entire year. These were the people Margaret Thatcher labelled ‘the Enemy Within’. Many of them have never spoken on camera before.
‘Still the Enemy Within’ is ultimately a universal tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in. It challenges us to look again at our past so that in the words of one miner, “we can still seek to do something about the future”.
Still the Enemy Within will be available on DVD in the UK on 8th December
Entering the Competition
To enter you simply need to share the competition on social media AND email us your details.
To use Twitter to share the competition, follow us @blueprintrev and copy and paste the following into a Tweet:
#bpcomp @blueprintrev Win Still the Enemy Within on DVD – http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2014/12/competition-win-still-the-enemy-within-on-dvd
To share the competition on Facebook, find a link to it on our Facebook page and share it (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us too): www.facebook.com/bpreview
Once you’ve shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject – ‘Still the Enemy Within Competition’) with your name, Twitter/Facebook handle (whichever you used to share the competition) and postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 winners will be picked at random when the competition has closed. The competition is only open to residents of the UK – one entry per person and Blueprint: Review contributors are not eligible. The competition ends on 19th December 2014 at 12pm. Winners will be contacted by email soon after that date.