Carry Greenham Home
- Directed by Beeban Kidron, Amanda Richardson
- Cert 15
With the release of Oppenheimer newly focusing us on the moral questions of nuclear warfare, we present a documentary portrait of women who fought against the war machine. Carry Greenham Home is the story of the world-changing protests by the people who were there. The Greenham Common Peace Camp was a shining example of non-violent feminist action, changing both lives and laws. “The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest,” noted Beeban Kidron, who made this, her first film, while living on-site with co-director Amanda Richardson. To honour the story of our new production of Es & Flo, we present a brilliant portrait of the turbulence and dynamism of Greenham Common activism, where the lead characters began their romance.
Shot on video, its depiction of the courage, creativity and humour of the Greenham women contrasted greatly at the time with mainstream media portraits, giving greater insight into their motivations, and remains a seminal work of British feminism on film.
Directed by Beeban Kidron, Amanda Richardson