Berwick Street Collective, Nightcleaners, 1975. Courtesy the artists and LUX, London

Berwick Street Collective, Nightcleaners, 1975. Courtesy the artists and LUX, London

Nightcleaners is a documentary by the Berwick Street Collective (Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott, Humphrey Trevelyan), about the campaign to unionise underpaid and victimised women who clean office blocks at night. Originally intending to make a campaign film, instead the Collective employed new methods to represent the forces at work between the cleaners, the Cleaner's Action Group and the unions. The result is an intensely self-reflexive film, which implicates us all in the processes of precarious, invisible labour.

Nightcleaners
, dir: Berwick Street Collective, UK, 1975, 90min, LUX, London.

Screened in support of International Women’s Day.

Presented as part of Resistance: British Documentary Film, more information about all the films in the series here.

Film Pass Four: Resistance: British Documentary Film
Tue 1 – Thu 24 March
£28 Full Price / £23 Concession
Includes entrance to all films in the series, including screenings at Northern Charter
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Berwick Street Collective: Nightcleaners

£7.50/£6, book here
Film Pass Four, £28/£23

Tue 8 March, 5.45pm (90min)

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