Feature 2021

Rebel Dykes

Sun 10 Oct 2021, 19:30
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE
REBEL DYKES is a rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London. The unheard story of a community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.

DIRECTOR: Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams
PRODUCER: Siobhan Fahey
UK, 82 Minutes

Rebel Dykes arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London.

A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.”

– Jay Bernard, Poet, Activist and Programmer BFI Flare.

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