Black Snow

Linstead, Stephen (2018). Black Snow [Movie].

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Black Snow tells the forgotten story of the world’s biggest mining disaster of the nineteenth century, which until recently had remained relatively unremembered. The explosion at Oaks Colliery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire caused the death of at least 361 men and boys in December 1866. The film tells three interlocking stories: the story of the historical community devastated by the disaster; the story of a contemporary community, torn apart by the loss of the mining industry, and the story of Graham Ibbeson, a sculptor, who in the process of creating a statue in memory of those who died, discovers that one of his forebears, George Ibbeson, lost his life in the Oaks Colliery disaster.

Item Type:

Audiovisual Material & Event (Movie)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Dietrich, Martha-Cecilia, Lawrence, Andy


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology




Anja Julienne Wohlgemuth

Date Deposited:

02 Jun 2020 16:23

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:37

Additional Information:

winner of the AHRC best research film of the year


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