Freedom Films V: Suffragette – 1st March 2019

This month’s film is 2015’s historical fiction about the epochal struggle for votes for women, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette. Interestingly, it was apparently the first film to be filmed in the Houses of Parliament.

Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of perhaps the most famous real-life suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst, has said:

What I love about the film, and what is most important about the film, is that it is not a story about the Pankhursts, it is not a story about the leadership or about schisms in the leadership. It is about one woman’s experiences, what she feels and what happens to her. The best thing is that it gets away from a particular historical story and explains why women got involved in the movement.

We view films and discuss them from 7-10pm UK time.

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