That’s the Spirit … ’45

Not a regular visitor to the cinema, in fact the likelihood of my attending more than once a decade is the same as the next pope being a lesbian!

HOWEVER, yesterday I attended a screening of Ken Loach’s “Spirit of ’45” and felt spectacularly uplifted! any uplift is always good BUT politically I have been in a downward spiral for about 10 years.

It gave me hope that I am not alone, fighting is always worth it and by conversing about the opposite of individualism I will not feel alone.

the spirit of 45 film

Synopsis (of the film from Dogwoof)

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

We are the power, the only power, unless we are willing to doff our caps and settle for housing/educational/environmental/ health/utility supply poverty, we need to begin the change.

Get active, try leftunity.org, socialistunity.com and engage with “‘The Peoples Assembly” at  www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk

Do not let them take our spirits.

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