Events + Festivals
When: Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Doors 1.30pm to 4pm.
Where: Pearce Institute (Mary Barbour Suite), 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU
Tickets – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/britain-on-film-protest-film-screening-tickets-60518968865
or Tel: 0141 445 1666
Plantation Productions and the Portal Seniors Film Club would like to invite you for an afternoon of film to celebrate May Day and its traditions of workers’ solidarity.
We will be showing “Britain on Film: Protest” (79 mins) alongside “Time & Time Again” (10 mins) – a short drama, written and performed by the Seniors themselves, which is based in Govan in 1971 at the time of the UCS Work In.
At a time of intense public activism both at home and across the globe, explore the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK with the Independent Cinema Office’s new archive film programme: Britain on Film: Protest!
From a 1910 suffragette demonstration to striking coal miners in the Rhondda Valley, from female CND protesters spanning the Tamar Bridge to the defeat of fascists at London’s Cable Street, this absorbing, illuminating collection examines the nature of protests large and small and for causes regional and national, by participants fighting for suffrage and democracy, against exploitation and inequality, for fair wages and worker’s rights, for public safety, freedom and community and in the face of war and oppression.
Sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised, Britain on Film: Protest! tells a story not just about specific protests and their causes but about a tumultuous social, political and economic century and the constant, dynamic presence of public dissent and its effects as a weapon of change – at a time when raising our voices feels more essential than ever.
By Angela Ross