The Historical drama, set in London follows the early members of the Women’s Social and Political Union and the story of their radicalisation from peaceful protesters to law breakers. The film documents WSPU’s secret meetings to discuss tactics when protests and parliamentary evidence fail to win women the vote. After further mistreatment by employers, police and political lies the suffragettes decide to increase their activism with civil disobedience causing damage to Oxford Street windows, postboxes, churches and politicians homes. Police surveillance and arrests lead to the suffragette’s imprisonment and hunger strikes.
Puntolingue Teachers’Club Cineclub, Saturday October 8th, 5 pm.