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Suffragette: Sacrificing all for equality

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM
‘Suffragette’ tells the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement.

A drama that tracks the story of 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. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.

Maud was one such foot soldier. The story

of her fight for dignity is as gripping and

visceral as any thriller, it is also heartbreaking and inspirational.

Suffragette is a British historical period drama directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film stars Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) and Anne-Marie Duff.