Tag Archives: Boating and Shipping

Seacoal (1985)



Synopsis (IMDB): A visually powerful drama exploring the raw capitalism of seacoaling, rooted in a documentary engagement with the community of seacoalers on Lynemouth Beach in Northumberland.


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The Secret of the Grain (La Graine et le mulet) [2007]

151m; France

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

Cast: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache, Farida Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche, Leila D’Issernio

Synopsis: An idiosyncratic story about life, ambitions, frustrations, courage and indolence among North African migrant families in the south of France. After he’s laid off from the shipbuilding wharf, the ageing Slimane wants to start a restaurant on a ship.

Contact: International Film Festival Rotterdam Production Department: Distributor: Pathe: Catherine MONTOUCHET:



The Shipbuilders

90m; U.K.

Director: John Baxter

Cast: Clive Brook, Morland Graham and Nell Ballantyne

Synopsis: Clydeside shipbuilder and a loyal riveter fight to keep Britain a seapower



Solidarity Has No Borders – The Journey of the Neptune Jade (2005)

26m; U.S.

Director: Video Labor Project

Synopsis: In 1997, in support of striking Liverpool dock workers, San Francisco longshore workers refused to handle cargo in the Neptune Jade ship.




Stolt Australia (2007)

11m; Australia

Synopsis: Fight by MUA ship crew of the MT Stolt to keep jobs



Redes (The Wave) [1936]

65m; Mexico

Director: Emilio Gómez Muriel

Cast: Silvio Hernández, David Valle González and Rafael Hinojosa

Synopsis (Wikipedia): Redes was made with a mainly non-professional cast and has been seen as anticipating Italian neorealism. It concerns the struggle of poor fishermen to overcome exploitation.

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Drama, Organizing



The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Directed by John FordThe_Long_Voyage_Home
Features John WayneThomas MitchellIan HunterBarry FitzgeraldWilfrid Lawson,John QualenMildred NatwickWard Bond

The film tells the story of the crew aboard an English cargo ship named the SS Glencairn,during World War II, on the long voyage home from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England. The ship carries a cargo of high-explosives.

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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Drama, Working Class