We will have to wait until the fall to see the movie, but just in time for International Women’s Day on Sunday, the team of “Suffragette” — on screen and behind the scenes — has released a photo whetting our appetite for the film.
“Suffragette” tells the story of the British women’s struggle for the vote. It stars Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst and in a nod to history (or herstory), Pankhurst’s great granddaughter and great, great granddaughter are included in the picture.
Meryl Streep says about the film: “Every
daughter should know this history, every son write it on his own heart.” Amen, sister.
We can finally cross one story off the #filmherstory list.
If you are in London, you can celebrate international women’s day by participating in the “Walk In Her Shoes” event – a public walk to show solidarity with women
and girls worldwide who still endure inequality and injustice. Meet at The Scoop outside London’s City Hall
at 10am on 8th March 2015. In NYC there is also a march for gender equality and women’s rights on March 8th at 2:30pm. Assemble at 1:45pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th and 2nd).
Here’s the current film description:
SUFFRAGETTE is an intense drama that tracks the story
of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced
underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly
brutal State as they fought for the right to vote. These women were not
primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had
seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to
violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in
their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their
lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for
dignity is heart-breaking and inspirational and as gripping as any