Open air screening of Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden 1983, (12).
New York, sometime in a fantastical near future. We are living in the aftermath of a peaceful revolution but one which has left women behind.
Unaddressed inequalities of gender, race and class bubble below the surface and a generation of radical women join forces to stage a revolution from within.
Enter the Women’s Army, whose righteous rage spurs them through the city with bikes and whistles fighting vigilante-style the lewd harassment and violence on the streets.
Underground radio stations Phoenix Radio and Radio Ragazza provide the soundtrack to the struggle, which reaches new heights when a woman is killed in police custody. A political science fiction that fizzes with energy, passion and humour, Born In Flames is one fiery feminist film not to be missed.
Presented in partnership with Cinenova, a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing films and videos made by women.