Women on the Periphery
Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson 18 (CTBA)
|Fri 27 July||11:00|
Buy a Cinema Rediscovered Festival Pass: (this allows you to book tickets for any of the 30+ Cinema Rediscovered events from Thu 26 - Sun 29 July - including this Madeline Anderson screening - subject to availability, conditions apply). Pass prices: £90.00 full / £65.00 concessions and under 24s.
Madeline Anderson was the first African-American woman to executive-produce a nationally aired television series. Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1993 for her outstanding contribution to the filed, Anderson is most well acclaimed for her two short films, Integration Report and I Am Somebody.
A cinematic snapshot of the civil rights movement across the United States in 1960, from Montgomery, Alabama, to Brooklyn, Integration Report 1 includes speeches from many leaders of the movement. I Am Somebody documents the 1969 strike of black hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina, over the course of which more than a thousand strikers, students, and civil rights activists were jailed. All but twelve of the 400 strikers were women, and Anderson tells the story from a distinctly feminist point of view.
Presented by Come the Revolution curator and writer Liz Chege, who will lead a conversation after the screening.