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Program 26: Happy Lands

  • Litho Auditorium 113 University Pl New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Happy Lands

It's the General Strike of 1926 - only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches. Miners’ unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts handed to the nation by a Liberal-Conservative government. Inspired by true stories from local families in Fife, The Happy Lands follows the journey of law-abiding citizens who become law-breakers in a heroic battle against the state. It's never a good time to stand up for your rights - but it's always the right time. The Happy Lands is a Theatre Workshop Scotland Production supported by Creative Scotland through The National Lottery, in association with BBC Scotland, Directed by Robert Rae. Over 1,000 local Fife residents played parts in or helped make this film. Amazing! From Roger Crow review in UK Huffington Post “Robert Rae's star-free, community acted depiction of the 1920s Fife miner's strike was a powerful piece of work, beautifully filmed by the late Scott Ward. Not perfect, but a rough, sparkling diamond.”  104 minutes