Tuesday, 5 January 2016

SUFFRAGETTE

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. —IMDB

SUFFRAGETTE is an important story about one group of women in the UK fighting for the vote for women. Carey Mulligan is particularly good as Maud Watts and is supported by a good cast. The story is disturbing when it shows the conditions that many women worked in during the 1900s and the incredible sacrifices that they made in the fight to achieve the right to vote. SUFFRAGETTE has all of the markings of a good quality British drama despite its flaws — one of which is the lack of coverage of the bigger picture of history around these events. It would also have been good if the male characters in the film had been developed a bit further. Given the significance of the suffragette movement and the fact that women are still an oppressed group globally, this movie should be compulsory viewing in the hope that it will increase awareness and action on behalf of women everywhere.


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