On March 1st, screenings are being organised up and down the country for the launch of The Plan ─ a new feature length documentary following the inspiring story of a group of workers at Lucas Aerospace in the 1970s, who, facing redundancies and industrial decline, came together to make a plan to keep jobs by using the company’s technology and their own skills to make things society needed, instead of military equipment.
THE PLAN Trailer from Steve Sprung on Vimeo.
At Medact, we are really excited about how campaigns such as the New Lucas plan and the Green New Deal are pushing for just transitions from arms and fossil fuel industries to more beneficial and sustainable industries ─ reshaping our economy to one that promotes health and well-being at the same time as equity and social justice.
In the run up to our #HealthJustice gathering in Birmingham on 27th-29th March, we will be hosting a meet & greet alongside the screening of The Plan at MAC Birmingham. Come along and talk to Ben from the office about the role for health workers in advocating for a just industrial transition, our new Medact Birmingham group, our upcoming conference, and how you can get involved. And if you can, stay for the film!
Ben will be around in the MAC cafe before the film starts from 1 – 2pm, and again during the interval 4 – 4.30pm. Feel free to drop by at any point for however long!
Look out for someone with leaflets – or call/text me on 07708260962 if you can’t find me!
Book your ticket for the screening and Q&A at MAC Birmingham
Read New Lucas Plan campaigner Sam Mason’s piece on defence diversification for the Medact blog
Other launch screenings on Sunday 1st March around the UK
- Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
- Liverpool Picturehouse at FACT
- London Bertha Dochouse
- Norwich Cinema City Picturehouse
- Sheffield Showroom
For details of how to book see the cinema’s website or The Plan on Facebook