The public screening of the much-anticipated documentary, Victory, the story behind the island-wide strike in Bermuda in 1981, is set for May 5 th at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute at 7pm.
Creator and Producer, Rick Richardson, stated today: “We are extremely excited to put this significant part of our history on display at the BUEI auditorium on Friday May 5 th . This documentary will feature the actual speeches, marches,
demonstrations, and the fall out on the days leading up to the total shutdown of
businesses and institutions across Bermuda“.
The hour-long documentary will give a short chronology of the origins of the
labour movement in Bermuda, and then with first person interviews of the stake
holders of the day, bring to life the unprecedented events surrounding the island-wide strike action that paralyzed Bermuda.
In further explaining the purpose of the documentary, Mr. Richardson added: “We believe it is important to document in a meaningful way, through firsthand reports and film, the work of labour under the banner of the Bermuda Industrial Union.
As the strike of 1981 impacted on the socio-economic, and political developments in Bermuda like few other events in the history of the Island, we believe it’ imperative to depict the events as captured, so that the era is accurately portrayed as an historical record for the generations of residents, students, and those viewing Bermuda from afar.”
There are limited tickets available this week at the Mall Studios in The Washington Mall, Hamilton,
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