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A rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London tells the unheralded story of a community of activist dykes


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Charting the explosive 1980s era when punk met feminism, REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory.This rabble-rousing documentary follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians, and activists in London.

A heady mash-up of animation, archival footage, and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS, trans-inclusivity, and the fierce ties of chosen families. Get a glimpse into an extraordinary, bygone world of those who lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction and lived to tell the tale.

Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Presented in partnership with NYC Dyke March


Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams