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Peterloo

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Synopsis

A drama based on events surrounding the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.
The notorious massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of 60,000 that had gathered in St Peter’s Field in Manchester to demand political reform. The forces killed an estimated 18 protestors and injured hundreds, sparking outcry but also further government crackdowns.
This was a defining moment in radical British history which also played a significant role in the founding of the UK's leftwing broadsheet newspaper The Guardian.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Mike Leigh
Producer
Georgina Lowe
Executive Producer
Gail Egan
Screenwriter
Mike Leigh
Director of Photography
Dick Pope

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Production Company

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