“It was dangerous to be who we were in those days.” Set in 1980s post-punk London, rabble-rousing documentary Rebel Dykes tells the unheard story of a community of dykes, how they met and collaborated around art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.
Directed by Harri Shanahan and Siân A. Williams, and produced by Riot Productions’ Siobhan Fahey, it follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and created an anarchic lesbian power set of artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. Fast-paced, sex-positive and lovingly crafted, it’s an invaluable document of queer history depicting the exhilarating meeting point between punk and LGBTQ activism.
“fast-paced look at the meeting point between punk and LGBT+ activism”
“delightfully sex-positive, richly detailed, and lovingly-crafted”
Following the 3pm screening on Thursday 9th December, there will be a 20 minute Q&A hosted by Birds Eye View’s Melanie Iredale and featuring Rebel Dykes Directors Harri Shanahan and Sian A. Williams, the Producer Siobhan Fahey, Ellyott the Music Supervisor and Composer, and Yvonne Taylor Contributor and Club Promoter.