Carry Greenham Home + Intro

Cinema

Directed by Beeban Kidron, Amanda Richardson| 1983 | UK | 69mins + intro | Certificate TBC

A rare screening of this fantastic documentary, filmed during the Greenham Common feminist protests in the early 1980s, including an intro by programmer Selina Robertson.

Throughout history women have mobilised their status as mothers, daughters and grandmothers to protest war and violence. 1968 marked the year global alliances were formed between feminism and the peace and anti-Vietnam movements.

Fast forward to the UK in 1981, from the first arrivals ‘Women for Life on Earth’ to the thirty thousand women who formed a human chain to Aldermaston in 1983, the Greenham Common Peace Camp was a shining example of non-violent feminist action, changing both lives and laws. “The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest,” noted Beeban Kidron, who made this, her first film, while living on-site with co-director Amanda Richardson.

Its depiction of the courage, creativity and humour of the Greenham women contrasted greatly at the time with mainstream media portraits, giving greater insight into their motivations, and remains a seminal work of British feminism on film.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
Add to Calendar 05/08/2018 16:10:00 05/08/2018 16:10:00 Carry Greenham Home + Intro Directed by Beeban Kidron, Amanda Richardson| 1983 | UK | 69mins + intro | Certificate TBC A rare screening of this fantastic documentary, filmed during the Greenham Common feminist protests in the early 1980s, including an intro by programmer Selina Robertson. Throughout history women have mobilised their status as mothers, daughters and grandmothers to protest war and violence. 1968 marked the year global alliances were formed between feminism and the peace and anti-Vietnam movements. JW3 Cinema DD/MM/YYYY

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