Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 6.30pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN
These two landmark feminist documentaries represent the vital role women have played in working class struggle and resistance.
Selina Robertson and Sarah Wood will introduce the films with a focus on the way women workers / feminists have and continue to organise themselves collectively in both politics and art.
I Am Somebody
Dir Madeline Anderson/US 1970/28 mins
A riveting documentary about 1969 hospital workers strike in Charleston, South Carolina. Many of the workforce who sent on strike were black women and the film captures their sacrifices, solidarity and determination not to be cowed by the system.
Red Skirts on Clydeside
Dirs. Jenny Woodley, Christine Bellamy/GB 1984/40 mins
Driven by a desire to uncover often forgotten or ignored women’s histories, this documentary from the Sheffield Film Cooperative follows the attempts to discover the story of women’s activism during the Glasgow rent strikes of 1915.