Our panel discussion follows up on the film Mothers of the Revolution. The panelists were at the Greenham Common protest and will talk about their memories and the impact this momentous event had on them. The Director will also join us.
We encourage you to watch the film at home before this session. See below for how to do this.
The film Mothers of the Revolution, released in 2021, tells the true story of the unsung heroes behind one of the longest protests in history. In 1981 a group of 36 women set off on a 120 mile march from Cardiff to Berkshire to protest against the planned arrival of American nuclear missiles on UK soil. In doing so they started something extraordinary, galvanizing over 70,000 women into action to protect their children and future generations. Between 1981 and 2000, thousands of women from around the world came together at Greenham Common to take a committed stand against nuclear proliferation.
Minimised by the media, the film reveals the women as the Cold War heroes they were, who persisted in the face of arrests, condemnation and scorn, took on a superpower, and changed the world.
Featuring some of the women who stood together on Greenham Common, this session will be a chance to discuss the film and the legacy of the Greenham Common protests. We will then have a chance to sing together some of the songs of the protests!
A review of the film: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/13/mothers-of-the-revolution-review
After discussing the film we will celebrate the women of Greenham Common with a guided singalong through some of their many songs of protest.
How to watch the film
To get the most out of this session you will need to watch the film yourself beforehand. It is available for online rent and viewing via the New Zealand Film Commission website, and also through Apple TV, Google TV and Amazon Prime.
Rental via the NZ Film Commission is A$7.99, and similar through the other services. Full instructions will be included in your confirmation email once you have registered for this session and can also be seen at this webpage.
To go directly to the NZ Film Commission, click on the button below.