History on Film


Suffragette: Towards a Richer Picture

In her fascinating reflection on the making of Suffragette in Women’s History Review, director Sarah Gavron expresses a hope that the film will ‘provoke discussion’. It certainly has achieved that, not least within the women’s
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Suffragette: A reply to its critics

Why have some women historians been so critical about a recent considerable feminist achievement? It is a question that has preoccupied me over the last few weeks as I have read some very negative comments
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Suffragette: The Forrest Gump of Feminism

By Lucy Delap and Julie Gottlieb The recent release of the film Suffragette is politically and historically significant. A number of centenaries have now passed: the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (1903) and of the adoption of
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