Suffragette

Suffragette

DVD - 2016
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Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal,, [2016]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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What oppressive patriarchy looked like in the modern cradle of parliamentary democracy. What heroic lengths women went to win the franchise. I couldn't help but think of the 53% of white women who voted Trump last fall.

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jonnybroom
Mar 29, 2017

Informative and well-done movie about courageous women 100 years ago.

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mckeett
Feb 24, 2017

Yikes. This historically-accurate movie is a shocker. This was us 100 years ago! Well, actually it takes place in Britain, but close enough. Defenseless women being clubbed to the ground by police with billy sticks, and then kicked while lying there. A woman even had her child taken away because she was demonstrating. Women who were just demonstrating peacefully to be able to vote in elections! It is important to note that this was just a small fraction of women. They were doubly brave because it wasn't just men who took the other side. Many other women expressed the sentiment that "the men know best" and "i have no interest in voting, my decision".

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biny
Feb 23, 2017

A must-see.

bookishdl Feb 19, 2017

A very confronting movie depicting the reality of the struggle of women to have their voices heard. I have never really thought about what it took to achieve the right to vote and although the movie skimmed over the real brutality faced by women in the suffragette movement, it generated a desire for me to really explore this subject further and fully understand what happened. What shocked me most was the closing credits highlighting when voting rights were gained across the globe, or not depending on the country.

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Nooksack20
Feb 01, 2017

Vastly over-hyped movie. Cinematography was horrid, with few scenes where it isn't in a room lit only with candle light. This film would probably appeal to those who fully embrace the feminist movement, forgiving the endless dialogue and shoddy acting.

Women and society today need to thank all the brave Suffragettes (our grandmothers and great-grandmothers) world-wide who had the tenacity and strength to endure violence and abuse as well as public shaming and condemnation to win social change and equality. Women who had no rights to their children, no rights to equality or justice, no rights to hold public office or purchase land, and suffered violence (along with their children) at the hands of their husbands and fathers. Unfortunately there is still inequality today and countries/religious practices which successfully continue to oppress both women and children. All peoples must continue to speak out and effect change.

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firefly5
Nov 08, 2016

Very good documentary type movie. As a woman, I appreciate the sacrifices made by women of that time to gain the vote for women. It was enlightening to read the list of countries and the year women were give the right to vote. I would definately recommend this movie.

AL_KATI Oct 20, 2016

Eh. I thought the film dragged on. I wanted to like it so much more!

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mikeedm
Oct 16, 2016

Great movie. To me the word Suffragette always had a negative connation attached to it. I did not realize that they were heroes.

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