‘Carry Greenham Home’ free screening as part of Fifty Years of Feminism at Kent

We are delighted to announce that next Tuesday 31 March at 6:30pm there will be a free screening of the movie Carry Greenham Home at the Gulbenkian Cinema as part of the Fifty Years of Feminism Film Season.

The film will end with a discussion panel including Laura Hart and Anne Logan (SSPSSR), chaired by Elizabeth Cowie (School of Arts).

Filmed by Amanda Richardson and Beeban Kidron, now Baroness Kidron, over seven months at the Greenham Common women’s peace camp set up to oppose the siting of Cruise Missiles nearby – an occupation that lasted 19 years, – Carry Greenham Home shows the direct action taken to disrupt activities at the USAF base in Greenham. Giving a much fuller picture of what life was like than the fragmented and distorted news reports at the time, it shows the processes underlying the women’s decisions, the influence of outside forces, and the verve and style with which they developed their own brand of non-violent direct action, as well as their struggle to forge new values and ways of living in a non-hierarchical community. We see the difficulties of camp life, and the women’s feelings of anger, but also shows moments of great joy and laughter.