Miner's Hymn DVD
Profiling the collapse of the British mining industry, Bill Morrison's atmospheric documentary blends extraordinary imagery with enlightening emotional content. Focused on a Durham mining community where workers' rights are challenged, mechanization impacts human labor, and the widespread strikes of 1984 deliver a critical blow, this film eschews dialogue for an evocative musical score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. 52 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; bonus shorts.