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Born in Flames + Intro

Borden’s skillful and provocative blending of art and activism achieved instant recognition as a seminal chapter in both independent and feminist film-making. The film is intended as a political discovery process and an attempt to show how a microcosm of black, white and Hispanic women could all come together to address issues of inequality within the context of the workplace and society as a whole. Highlighting the emerging feminist sensibility at the beginning of the Reaganite administration, it’s an allegorical tale that inventively and resourcefully draws upon elements of the science fiction genre.

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This screening will be introduced by Dr Monica Pearl, Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester.