Filmed to commemorate its centenary this year, this new documentary film traces the history of the Fire Brigades Union since its inception at the end of the First World War, and the contribution the union has made over ten decades to improve public and firefighter safety through its campaigning work.
It is being screened in The Old Fire Station in Gipton, a recently renovated 1930s building now operating as a community hub for East Leeds.
The film will be shown twice, once at 4pm and once at 7pm. After each screening of the film there will be a Q&A with members of the Fire Brigades Union.
Advance booking is recommended. Please use the ticket link to donate £2 to The Old Fire Station and secure your seat!
Recommended certificate 12.
More about the film:
Framed around iconic fires and labour disputes, which take in stories in Belfast, Glasgow, London and the Yorkshire region, the film narrates a rich history of trade unionism and public service over the past 100 years. It also confronts the challenges posed by governments hostile towards trade unions, including their deregulation of fire safety and imposition of austerity measures.
The film uses a mixture of location shots, talking head interviews and archival footage, and is narrated by Sue Johnston. It will appeal to audiences interested in documentary and political film-making, and the history of trade unionism, and the Fire and rescue service.