★★★★☆ "THIS passionate, pertinent and impressively thorough documentary from debut director Morag Livingstone takes a comprehensive look at the events that surrounded three industrial disputes. They involve three decades and three governments, but share a common thread of a threat to collectivism, democracy and sense of belonging, within trade unions in particular and the UK population as a whole ... " MORE: The National
"A powerful, must see film" Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
"Looks Like it's going to be a really important film" Chunky Mark aka Artist Taxi Driver
"Nothing but good can come from this" Lord Tom Sawyer
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"Never has a release been more timely" Unite the Union Full review and interview with Investigative Journalist and Director Morag Livingstone
"An extraordinary piece of work. We all suspect on the left that there is this three-sided conspiracy going on, but to see it laid bare with such precise intelligence ..." Susan Bennett Feature Drama Writer
Audience Comments from the previews
"Must Watch" "Terrific" "Most important documentary" "Incredible" "Wow" "Got to be seen" "powerful and moving" "emotional"
"profoundly important ... not just UK, but for the world"
"Incredible people [in the film] ...deserve the truth to be heard"
Belonging: The Truth Behind the Headlines is an investigative feature documentary film about where power lies in the UK. Re-looking at events around 3 industrial disputes, 3 governments and over 3 decades we show the impact of government and corporate power on democracy and human rights in the UK. In this film there are many reveals - not least a secret government plan to destroy community and collectivism. The documents we have found prove what has long been suspected by many but not proven - until now.
Through heart rendering personal stories from those at the centre of these industrial disputes we show the impact of the actions of those in power on individuals and communities - but also question what lies ahead. Power: "who has it, and what do they do with it” is as relevant today as it ever was.
"Belonging shines a spot light on three British industrial disputes, and shows how corporations, Government and media have colluded against organised labour. Belonging manages to show the true face of trade unionists one that is often distorted and vilified in the mainstream media something that people in the ex coalfields will instantly recognise from the horrendous reporting of the 84 / 85 strike which can be summed up with the infamous "enemy within quote". A must watch!"
Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign https://otjc.org.uk/