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Rebel Dykes 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, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.

Event details

Event/ This is a special Reclaim The Frame screening on Sat 27 Nov 6pm which includes a post-screening discussion hosted by Rebel Dykes executive producer and Birds’ Eye View director, Melanie Iredale with filmmakers Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams plus producer Siobhan Fahey.

As part of this screening there will also be an opportunity to continue the Rebel Dykes discussion and to socialise in the HOME bar following the event.

Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women and non-binary filmmakers, to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund. To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to Bit.ly/BEVRTF

Short film screening alongside this feature film: HIV+Me/ Paul

Meet the people from Greater Manchester determined to end HIV stigma and shame HIV+Me showcases three ordinary people living with HIV and their extraordinary stories in three beautifully shot
short films.

Paul remembers the lovers and friends he lost whilst fighting and campaigning from a grotty basement just off Canal Street.