Sylvia Pankhurst, Everything is Possible
Date: Thursday 29 September 2011, 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Room 1, The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds
£5 waged/£3 unwaged on the door
Leeds Salon is showing a documentary by the charity WORLDwrite about suffragette and revolutionary Sylvia Pankhurst, followed by a short discussion of the film.
In feature length essay form, Sylvia Pankhurst, Everything is Possible traces Sylvia Pankhurst's ideas, campaigns and political life. Researched and filmed by over 100 volunteers, the film is packed with facts from primary sources, rare images from museums and archives, interviews with historians and compelling testimony from Sylvia's son Richard Pankhurst and his wife Rita.
Sylvia was imprisoned more than any other suffragette for her tireless campaigning and unlike her mother Emmeline and sister Christabel, who dropped the fight for votes for women to support the war effort, Sylvia refused to sacrifice the fight for universal suffrage until it was won. Her opposition to the war and her internationalism were and remain exemplary and her bravery in fighting for equality and opposing all misanthropic trends puts her, as one interviewee says, "up there with the angels".
Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible is 90 minutes, followed by 45 minutes for questions and discussion.
The film trailer is available to view here.
The film will be introduced by Ceri Dingle, Co-Director of WORLDwrite, who will also answer questions at the end.
WORLDwrite is a UK based charity with a remit to provide educational projects and programmes which promote critical thinking, the advancement of new knowledge and international understanding.
The charity set up and runs WORLDbytes, the school of Citizen TV, promoting excellence in citizen reporting. The charity provides free film training for 16-25 year olds who want to make programmes questioning the status quo and features a line up of challenging new programmes on its award winning online channel WORLDbytes each month.
The charity and its programmes have a history of promoting unfettered growth, freedom and international development; it is a well known champion of Open Borders and its slogan Ferraris for All sums up its belief in human progress.
Reviews of Everything is Possible
A fitting tribute to a ‘forgotten Suffragette’ (Tim Black, Spiked-Online, 21 February 2011)
"Brilliant film - I've read and seen a lot about Sylvia - this ranks way up there! Many thanks for bringing my grandmother to life in this way - focussing on the important, i.e. the issues and not on the trivia!" — Helen Pankhurst, Sylvia Pankhurst's granddaughter