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Silver tongue, the great miners’strike 1969-70, 2020
Three-channel video, 57 min.
Commissioned by ArkDes
Since 2010, Ingela Johansson has been working on her investigation around the great miners’ strike of 1969-70. Using archival material, Silver tongue, the great miners’strike 1969-70 is a sound and image interpretative cut out from the big assembly meetings ocurred at the Kiruna City Hall and other locations in Svappavaara, Kiruna, and Malmberget during the 57-day wildcat strike of 4,800 miners at LKAB. Archival images from Norrbotten Museums image archive and Kiruna Municipalitiy image archive. The sound provides from Kenny Karlssons’ private tape recordings from the big meetings in Kiruna and Malmberget. The sound is complemented by Malmberget meetings with tape recordings from Gällivare museum archive. The video piece was made possible due to the collaboration with Norrbottens Media together with its press-photographers, freelancing for various newspapers in Norrbotten, documenting the strike: Duff Deutgen, Rolf Eriksson, Jacob Forsell, Lennart Norman, Börje Rönnberg, Lars Öqvist and many more whose names were not mentioned in the archives. Kiruna Municipality has contributed with Börje Rönnbergs photographs.
Thanks to: Norrbottens Media, Kiruna Municipality, Norrbottens museums bildarkiv, Arkivcentrum Norrbotten, Martin Ehrencrona, Nils Fridén, Emil Myrsell, Tomas Örn.