Document Type

Article

Publication details

Post-print of Milner, L 2004, ‘Fighting through their filmwork: the Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit, The Hummer, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 37-49.

Abstract

This essay examines the origins and development of a radical Australian film unit of the Cold War, the Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit (WWFFU). With the active support of the Communist-led Waterside Workers’ Federation, it arose in the 1950s in response to the repressive policies of a conservative government.