Grrrl Power Liverpool and Hannah Bitowski (formerly Queen of the Track) present feminist sci-fi film Born in Flames as part of Refuge, in conjunction with the DON’T TOUCH ME safe spaces policy.
DON’T TOUCH ME is a campaign to prevent intimidation, discrimination and harassment in public spaces which includes, but is not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ableism etc. It is a direct action project that seeks to positively influence venues and creative spaces to undertake more responsibility over creating a safe space for all, whilst also engaging people in discussions to challenge and combat intimidations, discriminations and harassments.
Seminal film Born in Flames devises a dystopian, ‘liberated’ world led by the Social Labour Party that presents an all too familiar society of women as second class citizens. Grrrl Power Liverpool and Bitowski will invite audience members to discuss the sexist, racist and classist themes presented in the film. The group will analyse contemporary brutalities and the oppressive, systemic structures that exist in everyday society, and how we can organise and speak out to eliminate them.
Stills courtesy of Lizzie Borden and Anthology Film Archives, New York.