A film about the experiences of workers blacklisted for trade union involvement.
RECENT & UPCOMING NEWS
Follow the Blacklist Support Group here.
The film is currently in the edit.
June 2018: Blacklist is included in Sheffield Doc/Fest Rough/Ready programme.
September 2017: Apologies was part of the exhibition 'Mouth Shut Loud Shouts' at Marabouparken Gallery, Stockholm.
August 2017: Apologies was screened at Seoul International NewMedia Festival.
The project is so far supported by Arts Council England, the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Kingston University, Lipman Milliband Trust and donations from unions and individuals. It is an independent production commissioned by City Projects and officially supported by the Blacklist Support Group. Due for completion by the end of 2017 when there will be a special screening to thank all donors, with John McDonnell MP confirmed as keynote speaker. It will be shown widely at cinema screenings, community events, art galleries, film festivals and available on Video On Demand. It will also be made freely available to campaigning groups. Please follow the above link to make a donation, thank you.
The construction industry blacklist operated in secret to systematically deny work to thousands of workers involved in trade union activity. Unable to find work over many years and without understanding why, the blacklist had detrimental effects on their lives, creating paranoia, isolation and poverty.
is being made by visual arts organisation City Projects and filmmaker Lucy Parker. The film is supported by the Blacklist Support Group.