A defining moment in British democracy which also led to the founding of The Guardian.
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast includes: Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear, Vincent Franklin
154 Mins / 2018 / UK
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. A defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
“At 75, the British director is still clearly at the peak of his powers.” - The Independent
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