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  • Director

    Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams

  • Run Time

    140 mins

  • Release Year

    2021

  • Country of Origin

    UK

  • Certificate

    18

  • Language

    English

Scottish PREMIERE

Rebel Dykes + Reel Talks: THE WHOLE PICTURE: ADJUSTING THE LENS OF HISTORY

Part of the Documentaries Strand

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Combining political activism, bold sex positivity, and an embrace of hedonism, the Rebel Dykes were a relatively unknown underground London lesbian scene of the early 1980s. Charged with anarchic post-punk energy and a fanzine aesthetic Harri Shanahan and Sîan Williams’ riotous oral history brings an obscured world into vivid clarity. Dropping in on the BDSM night Chain Reaction and pushing back against the ‘kink shaming’ of some within feminist circles, the film is a richly textured and nuanced archive of a forgotten moment and an irrepressibly vital community. 

18 - Contains scenes of a sexual nature, implied sexual violence, scenes of protest, depictions of discrimination, strong language and drug references. 

Want to watch this film online? This film will be available on Filmhouse at Home for 72hrs after the first public screening. Watch Rebel Dykes on Filmhouse at Home. 

 

REEL TALKS: THE WHOLE PICTURE - ADJUSTING THE LENS OF HISTORY 

This special event will consider the history and vital importance of documenting crucial (and often deliberately omitted) events, groups and periods from our collective past. It will seek to explore how we document and archive as a culture nowadays, especially in this time of ever-growing digital material and content.

Guiding this conversation will be Siobhan Fahey, Archive Producer of Rebel Dykes and panellists will include award-winning playwright Hannah Lavery (Lament for Sheku Bayoh). Rebel Dykes is screening as part of EIFF 2021, both in person and online. Visit www.edfilmfest.org.uk to buy a ticket for the film.

A pre-recorded discussion will be shown after the film screening of Rebel Dykes on Friday 20 August at 17:45 - it will be part of your ticket.The pre-recorded discussion will also be available as part of your online ticket.

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