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    Focus Features Acquires 'Suffragette' with Carey Mulligan & Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter are all in one movie about turn-of-the-century women's suffrage? Sold.

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    Film4 & Focus Developing 'Suffragettes' With 'Shame' Writer Abi Morgan & Director Sarah Gavron

    One of the reasons we get frustrated with political apathy -- the "I'm not going to bother voting, because it won't affect anything" mentality -- is because of the lengths that people went to in the past to ensure that they, and their descendants, would have the rights to have a say. Along with the civil rights movement, one of the most famous such campaigns were the Suffragettes, in early 20th century Britain. Initially used as a derogatory term (by the ever-sympathetic Daily Mail), their members -- women campaigning for the right of their gender to vote, which was finally fully granted in 1928 -- reclaimed the term, and have become inspirat...

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