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In the mood for a couple of films that cast a radical new light on different moments in history? Then you’re in luck. Club des Femmes’ touring programme is heading to the Star & Shadow in Newcastle this month with two nights of socially and politically astute cinema. Kicking off the double bill is Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson’s Carry Greenham Home on Sunday 19th August, which Kidron filmed on site at the Greenham Common Peace Camp in the 1980s. It captures a very different side to the protest than was depicted in mainstream media at the time, giving an insight into the motivations of the women as well as the courage and creativity that underpinned the camp. Short film A Question of Choice is also screened, which explores the experiences of working mothers.

On Sunday 26th August, A Place of Rage presents a dose of vital, powerful history. Featuring interviews with Alice Walker and Angela Davis, director Pratibha Parmar interweaves the stories of the 1960s civil rights movement with the movement for LGBT rights in the 1980s, providing an insight into the desire for radical change and the ongoing struggle that comes with it. Plus, as a bonus, Prince and Janet Jackson appear on the soundtrack. The accompanying short film screening is Nice Coloured Girls, and incendiary film by Australian artist Tracey Moffatt in which two Aboriginal girls plan a night out on the town at the expense of a white ‘captain’.

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