Wednesday, March 16

Suffragette (2015)

Wikipedia - "Suffragette is a 2015 British historical period drama film directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. ... In 1912, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) is a 24-year-old laundress. While delivering a package one day, she is caught up in a suffragette riot involving smashing windows, where she recognizes one of her co-workers, Violet Miller (Anne-Marie Duff). Later, Alice Haughton (Romola Garai), the wife of an MP, encourages the women from the laundry to speak out to parliament and give testimony in order to secure the right to vote. Violet is the one who offers to testify; however, she is beaten by her abusive husband and subsequently Maud is the one who testifies. Maud is energized by her testimony and goes with Violet and other women to see if women have been given the right to vote. ..."
W - Suffragette
Guardian: My great-grandmother, Emmeline Pankhurst, would still be fighting for equality today
Guardian: Suffragette reminds us why it's a lie that feminists need men's approval
NY Times: In ‘Suffragette,’ Feminist Insight That’s About More Than the Vote (Video)
New Statesman: What did the suffragette movement in Britain really look like?
YouTube: Trailer #1, Trailer #1