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Meet the Suffragettes: The Original Media-Disruptors
BFI's silent film curator, Bryony Dixon, explores the BFI National Archive's holdings around women's suffrage.
Short documentary 2015 10 mins
BFI's silent film curator, Bryony Dixon, examines the BFI National Archive's holdings around women's suffrage, recently revisited as part of BFI Player's Suffragettes on Film collection and the touring cinema programme Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film. She explores how they highlight the passion and media savvy of the suffragettes’ struggle and offer a fascinating portrait of British women during the period.
Suffragettes on Film
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent Location: Bloomsbury
The funeral procession of suffragette Emily Davison - fatally injured at the Epsom Derby - passes through London to her final resting place in Morpeth.
Non-Fiction 1913 5 mins Silent Location: Epsom
A momentous act of self sacrifice is caught on camera - Emily Davison is trampled by the King's horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby.
Non-Fiction 1913 1 mins Silent
Incendiary images from Plymouth, at the sharp end of the campaign for women's votes.
Comedy 1913 7 mins Silent
Left with the kids while his wife campaigns for women's votes, an aggrieved husband dreams of punishing all suffragettes.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
The campaign for women's suffrage steps up as Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
Non-Fiction 1910 3 mins Silent Location: London
An early view of Emily Wilding Davison in the multitudes of women in a mass demonstration organised by the Women’s Social and Political Union on 18 June 1910
1926 40 mins Silent
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