From an abandoned slate mine in North Wales to a theatre in Blackwood, Kieran Evans's latest video for the Manic Street Preachers features a powerful performance from the band …
Manic Street Preachers 'Anthem For A Lost Cause' by Kieran Evans
Following his excellent promos for Rewind The Film and Show Me The Wonder, Kieran Evans delivers more brilliant work for Manic Street Preachers - this time for the bands next single Anthem For A Lost Cause.
Its another moving and poignant piece, this time dealing with the struggle and impact of the Miners Strike in the 80s. Evans' promo is woven with archive footage from the time (supplied by South Wales Womens Group and Swansea Womens History Group) and features a superb cast headed by Tori Lyons - delivering an emotional performance.
"After Show Me The Wonder, we started talking about extending the story into the ’80s and about bringing in something more political. It was the era we all grew up in and the backdrop for what was really a modern British civil war.
"The heroic battle that wives of miners and the women's support groups waged against an oppressive state hell bent on destroying their communities should be an inspiration to all. They represented the very essence of true socialist principles; collectivising and organising themselves not only to protest against the huge injustice they suffered at the hands of Thatcher but also to feed, clothe and support their fellow workers and families.
"In some small way we wanted to bring a sense of this history to the promo and shine a light on the heroic women who took on Thatcher and her thugs. We should never forget their struggle".
|Production Company||My Accomplice|
|Production Company||Like An Egg Productions|
|Executive Producer||Jamie Clark|
|Director of Photography||Luke Jacobs (DoP)|
|2nd AC||Rob Godwin|
|2nd AC||Chris McGaughey|
|Wardrobe||Sarah Jane Perez|
|Art Director||Carla-Jayne Watley|
|Lead actor||Tori Lyons|
|Lead actor||Boyd Clack|
|Lead actor||Elan Evans|
|Lead actor||Ethan Jones|
|Lead actor||Evan Jones|
|Archive Footage||South Wales Womens Film Group|
|Archive Footage||Swansea Womens History Group|
|Post production company||UNIT|
|Editing company||Work (Editing)|
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