Solidarity is about activists who are spied upon, systematically denied work and tricked into intimate relationships with undercover police - a community coming together to find a route to justice.
Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled 'troublemakers' for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity attentively follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film.
The debut feature length film by artist filmmaker Lucy Parker it has been made alongside and features members of Blacklist Support Group, core participants in Undercover Policing Inquiry, and members of other campaigning groups.
Dir. Lucy Parker - 75min - 2019 - UK
★★★★★ "an inspirational film...intimate and detailed"
- Morning Star
"Lucy Parker has been working hand in hand with blacklisted workers for a number of years. We have taken her into our hearts as one of us. It takes an artist to convey the emotional as well as the factual side of the story.”
- Dave Smith, secretary of Blacklist Support Group
"a rigorous, complex, and clever yet accessible look at a strongly contemporary issue, which transcends its subject and transforms it into a disquieting universal warning"
- IDFA Jury, winner of the Competition for First Appearance