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Britain on Film: Protest!

UK, 1910-86, 77mins, Cert.12A
Plus panel discussion
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Film description

Assembled from clips held in the UK's national and regional film archives, Protest! is a new and wide-ranging compilation from the popular Britain on Film touring programme, presented by the Independent Cinema Office and the British Film Institute.  

These curated selections are social history brought to life and the selection of material in Protest! is an absorbing depiction of dissent in the 20th century. The film includes scenes from many specific protests along with context about their causes, it covers events from the Suffragettes in 1910, the Battle of Cable Street in 1936 and mass trespasses in the Peak District through to hunger strikes and Gay Rights marches in the 1980s.  

This free screening will be followed by a discussion chaired by Laura Ager who will be joined by the film’s curator, Heather McIntosh; Paul Routledge, Professor of Geography at University of Leeds and author of ‘Space Invaders: radical geographies of protest’; Leeds activist Emily Carrigan, manager at Rainbow Junktion Community PAYF Cafe and Shannon Jackson, organiser at Leeds YouthStrike4Climate. 


Part of Heritage Open Days and supported by Leeds Inspired and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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