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Suffragette - with an introduction by prof. dr. Mineke Bosch

When:Fr 11-12-2015 at 19:00
Where:Groningen Forum Hereplein, Hereplein 73

In cooperation with Groninger Forum Hereplein the Centre for Gender Studies presents: Suffragette

With an introduction by prof. dr. Mineke Bosch and discussion afterwards.

In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for just cause. The movie has been widely praised and had also received acclaim in wider discussions about gender and representation for highlighting the life of a non-upper class woman. However, there are also those who question the extent of its representativeness. As such this event promises to offer a worthwhile movie and basis of discussion.

More information about this event: website Centre for Gender Studies.