Assembled from clips held in the UK’s national and regional film archives, Protest! is a new and wide-ranging compilation from the popular Britain on Film touring programme, presented by the Independent Cinema Office and the British Film Institute.
These curated selections are social history brought to life and the selection of material in Protest! is an absorbing depiction of dissent in the 20th century. The film includes scenes from many specific protests along with context about their causes, it covers events from the Suffragettes in 1910, the Battle of Cable Street in 1936 and mass trespasses in the Peak District through to hunger strikes and Gay Rights marches in the 1980s.
UK, 1910-86, 77mins, Cert.12A
This free screening will be followed by a discussion chaired by Laura Ager who will be joined by the film’s curator, Heather McIntosh; academic researcher and founding member of the Radical Film Network Dr Steve Presence; and Leeds activist Emily Carrigan, manager at Rainbow Junktion Community PAYF Cafe.
In our discussion we shall collectively contemplate the dynamic history of public activism in the UK and its continued importance in the struggles of the future.
Doors open at 3pm.
Introduction at 3.15pm approx.
Free entry – no need to book, just turn up!
This event is part of Heritage Open Days, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.
To find out more about how the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the Hyde Park Park Picture House, please visit: thepicturehouseproject.com
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, giving everyone the opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences, all of which are free. For more info, visit: heritageopendays.org.uk