|UK Release Date||Friday, 23 October 2015|
Complementing the release of Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE, this selection of silent films from the BFI National Archive shows how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still been waged on the streets outside.
The suffragettes tactic was to stand up at every public event and cry votes for women! As leader Emmeline Pankhurst said in her legendary speech of November 1913: You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else. In fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under.