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Protest on Screen (18)

This four-week course takes a look at cinema’s role in the social changes of the 20th and 21st centuries – from women’s suffrage and the early civil rights movement, to the more recent Black Lives Matter and climate action protests.

Lights, Camera, Revolution! Since the advent of cinema, we have seen an acceleration of our society’s evolution – in particular, movements challenging injustices and prejudice, from women’s suffrage and the early civil rights movement, to the more recent Black Lives Matter and climate action protests.


Over the course of four weeks, we’ll explore how film has contributed to and reported on these movements.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  The Times They Are A Changing – early cinema and social change

Week 2:  Between the Wars – how the world’s view of war affected protest cinema

Week 3:  We Will Not Be Moved – civil rights in the movies

Week 4:  The New Normal – protest cinema of today


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email the day before the first session.

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Tuesday 27 Apr 20217:00pm Book Now