Chapter 3 in the D.N.W. film series sees the rebirth of the brilliant and imaginative suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. In this episode we find her spirit locked in the broom cupboard beneath the Houses of Parliament only to be released by a mysterious admirer of her work. Unleashed into the 21st Century Emily calls the women of the world to rise-up!

Throughout 2018 D.N.W. (Deeds Not Words) filmed a series of guerrilla artworks in London, Manchester and other UK cities, to mark 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed, granting some women over 30 in the UK the right to vote for the first time. Like 21st Century Suffragettes D.N.W use creative daring to honour heroines  from the past and from the present day via art, activism, music, dance and documentary, highlighting the stories of the women’s suffrage movement through the eyes and voices of 21st Century women. The actions of the suffragettes will resonate in today’s landscape through original musical interventions captured in these short films which aim to energise a new wave of activists with a shared vision for gender equality, celebrating all that the Suffragettes achieved as well as highlighting what is still to be done.

2.54 minutes


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Great Britain

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