Front Room Film: Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden
This was the third film selected and distributed as part of COMMUNAL, Thursday 30th May 2020, 6.30pm.
You can download research in response to Born in Flames, written and collated by Bethany Crawford here.
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Ten years after the “social-democratic war of liberation” in a not-too-distant future New York, notions of equality and social reform propagated by the incumbent Socialist Party seem much forgotten. Poverty, racism and gender discrimination plague its streets, heavily controlled by a government quick to label any criticism as counterrevolutionary. When news of the death in police custody of a prominent Black women’s activist spreads, four intersecting factions of women – the vigilante group the Women’s Army, the editors of the newspaper Socialist Youth Review, and the underground radio stations Phoenix Radio and Radio Ragazza – rise up to take action once and for all against this oppressive state.