Going Through The Change – Coleford hosts film on UK tour – Tues 10th March

To celebrate International Womens Week.

Going Through the Change!

Film & Discussion with director Anne-Marie Sweeney

Tuesday 10th March, 7.30pm Coleford Library GL16 8RH

“I’m Brenda Procter, Chair of National Women Against Pit Closures and I’d like to tell you about our brilliant film “GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE!” It’s no piece of nostalgia, but a vibrant, important film that will have relevance to all those fighting injustice for years to come.”
We’re joined in it by other women from the frontline, including: Helen John peace veteran from Disarming Grandmothers and Greenham ; Bernadette McAliskey, fearless campaigner for Irish Civil Rights and Asian women from Hillingdon Hospital celebrating the victory of their 5 year long strike against multi-nationals.

“It is our film, our history and watching it, through the laughter and the tears, makes us dead proud and shows why the strike changed so many lives.”

As Rose Hunter Joint Secretary NWAPC says, “In it you can see how we as “ordinary working class women” were moved to do extraordinary things. It’s our history and it is there for all to see. Gob-smackingly brilliant! ”

“The film is inspiring…STRONG WOMEN all over the place, wonderful women, speaking so well and not, as the song said, “GOING BACK!” …. We need each other!” The folk queen PEGGY SEEGER
Anne-Marie Sweeney is an acclaimed filmmaker. Her films reveal the, often unsung, role of working class women as agents of political change and are imbued with humour and resistance. She has been commissioned by Channel 4 and internationally screened by German, French, and Australian television.

Comments on her other films include:
“Watch this superb video, it will make you laugh, perhaps cry and above all angry!” JOHN PILGER.
“A marvellous film revealing the leadership of women – it should give us all hope.” TONY BENN
                            Entry by donation- A Coleford Festival of Words Event
* (this film is not representative of the views of  Glos County Council, or the Library Service)

This  event is part of a national tour…..

Thurs. 26th Feb. 6pm KEELE University UCU Public Meeting 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike

Sun. 1st March 8pm BRISTOL Cube Cinema, Bristol Radical History Group International Women’s Week

Mon. 2nd March 6.30pm OXFORD, Ruskin College & Unison County Oxford International Women’s Festival
Tues. 3rd March 7.30pm LONDON Bishopgate Institute ‘Celebrating Women’s History’ Festival

Sat. 7th March 11.30am STOKE ON TRENT Mitchell Arts Theatre WEA International Women’s Festival

Sat.7th March 3.0pm NORTHAMPTON TUC/DOSTIYO Asian Women’s Centre International Women’s Celebrations

Sun March 8th 3.30pm TYWYN Gwynedd Wales Magic Lantern Cinema Celebrate International Women’s Day

Tues. 10th March 7.30pm COLEFORD Library Forest of Dean A Coleford Festival of Words Event
CONTACT TOUR: goingthroughthechangetour@outlook.com NWAPC: Brenda.procter2@ntlworld.com

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