United Kingdom: September 06 2019
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Since 1871, every second Saturday of July, the city of Durham is taken by miners, trade unionists and the public to hold one of the largest meetings in all of Europe. This massive gathering is called the Durham Miners Gala and is also known by all as "the big meeting". the reunion is an event that attracts all kinds of people, wether they come from mining families or not, and that continues to grow every year. It has become a symbol of unity, of support and fraternity between not just the people of Durham, but also all of those who come from other parts of the country. 'The big meeting' is a documentary film written and directed by Daniel Draper that includes the statements from local people and participants in the reunion.