Feminist Filmmaking: Activism and Archives
Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016, 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Hyde Park Picture House
Tickets: £5 full, £4 concessions – tickets can be purchased in advance here
Building on last year’s highly successful screening, Feminist Filmmaking: 40 Years of Activism, we are back with another event showcasing the work of feminist filmmakers with a particular focus on the use of film as a tool for activism and a method of feminist history making.
Alongside this will be three short films by local feminist organisations Leeds Animation Workshop and Vera Media. Their contributions to a range of campaigns – against racism and imperialism, for peace, for lesbian and gay rights – reflect the activism of the 1980s at the international, national and local level.
The screening includes a Q&A with the filmmakers from Vera Media and Leeds Animation Workshop and a discussion about the relationship between filmmaking and feminist activism, then and now.
Crops and Robbers (Leeds Animation Workshop, 1986, 15mins)
Video 28 (Vera Media, 1988, 22mins)
Pretend You’ll Survive (Leeds Animation Workshop, 1981, 9mins)
Carry Greenham Home (Beeban Kidron, 1983, 69mins)
This special screening is part of Feminist Archives, Feminist Futures (FAFF), a collaborative project based at the University of Leeds and Leeds College of Art, which looks at the histories of Feminist Archives and Women’s Libraries: their relationship to history making and their role in shaping contemporary feminist activism.
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