Set in 1936, Maria, a young nun is recruited by Pilar, a militant feminist, into an anarchist militia following the onset of the Spanish Civil War. Guided by the older woman, Maria is exposed to the realities of war and revolution, and comes to question her former, sheltered life. While fully immersed in the overall enthusiasm of revolutionary Spain, Pilar and friends find themselves fighting against deep gender inequality which complicates their efforts in the war against Francisco Franco’s Nationalist/Fascist/Catholic forces.
Time Out said that the film “deserves praise for its feminist perspective on the course of the 1936-7 revolution, when women’s liberation was a logical, if hardly well-recognised, constituent of the libertarian ideals that the Spanish working class rose up to assert.”
Date: Monday, 30th of September.
Time: Doors at 7.30pm, the film to begin at 7:45pm.
Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.
Optional RSVP: Facebook.