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Visible Cinema: Rebel Dykes (18)

2 December

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Visible Cinema: Rebel Dykes (18)
Thursday 2 December (18.00)
*Please note this event begins at the stated time (18.00), there are no adverts or trailers.

Visible Cinema is GFT’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing friendly film programme. Featuring a captioned or subtitled screening followed by a post-film discussion with integrated BSL and Speech to Text Service.

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Visible Cinema: Rebel Dykes (18)

Thursday 2 December (18.00)

The film will be introduced by its producer Siobhan Fahey. After the film, we'll be joined by guest speaker Leah Francisco, a Deaf, LGBTQ+ activist and performer.

The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.

Guest speaker biography:

I am Leah Francisco, an EU citizen and I have lived in the UK for over 20 years. I am Deaf and an LGBTQ+ activist and performer, and have a huge love for creative arts.

My first debut in stand-up comedy in 2014 aimed to make people laugh and educate them on D/deaf issues.

I have been a subject of a documentary film Silent Laughs in 2016 directed by Natalia Kouneli which won an award for Best Documentary in 2017 at Deaffest. One of my recent poems, What is wrong with her?, was made into a short film for the first time, commissioned by Solar Bear Theatre Company which won an award for Best Scottish Short in 2020 at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF). I have volunteered in different roles for various LGBTQ organisations in Scotland, such as SQIFF, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and Equality Network. Also, I am an associate artist for Sanctuary Queer Arts.

There will be full access for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing cinema-goers at this screening: The film will have captions and the live introduction and conversation will have live captions and BSL interpretation.

All tickets £6.50

  • Directors Harri Shanahan, Sîan Williams
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 1h32m
  • Certificate 18
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