Rebel Dykes

A portrait of lesbian sexuality and survival that doesn’t pull its punches. While Greenham feminist separatists drew comparisons between militarism and everyday male violence towards women, they saw sadomasochism as a reenactment of domestic violence relationships. These intersections of politics and intimacy, party and protest, allow filmmakers Harri Shanahan and Sîan Williams to produce a historical and artistic archive of a cultural history that sits outside of general knowledge. Archives are spaces of violence as well as power, so how can documentary filmmakers produce work that is politically critical of…

Why 49th Parallel is one of the most cunning war films ever made

It was subsequently shown on British television, and following new interest in Powell and Pressburger was re-released in 1984 by the British Film Institute. It also features an all-star cast including Leslie Howard as a pacifist in the Canadian wilds, Laurence Olivier as a French-Canadian fur trapper and Anton Walbrook as a Hutterite leader. Share this Words Sam Manning Share this Share this Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 49th Parallel, the story of six stranded Nazi U-boat sailors who fail in their attempt to cross from Canada into the US…