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Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film Rated PG

Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film

Dir. Various. UK, 1899–1917. 1h 15m.

A selection of silent films from the BFI National Archive showing how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still being waged on the streets outside. This fascinating compilation of 21 short films - with a specially commissioned score by Lillian Henley - combines newsreels and documentaries with early comedies.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Katherine Bradley, historian and co-founder of Oxford International Women's Day; Debbie Hollingsworth, trade union and women’s activist, Chair of OIWF; Katherine Connelly, author of ‘Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of the Empire’; and Tracy Walsh (Chair), Programme Co-ordinator OIWF.

‘Another fascinating BFI compilation from century-old silent movies’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘An eye-opening compilation of silent film and news footage from the suffragette era’ Cath Clarke, Time Out