Director: Harri Shanahan, Sian A Williams
Animator: Harri Shanahan
Producer: Siobhan Fahey
Executive Producers: Michelle Mangan, Charlotte Knowles, Melanie Iredale, Phil Hunt
Sound Designer: Alexia Charoud
Production Company: Riot Productions
World Premiere: BFI Flare March 2021
Rebel Dykes arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale. (Jay Bernard, BFI Flare, 2021).
Image courtesy of Riot Productions.