Die Suffragette (12A) Film Screening – Introduced by Dr Adity Singh
Sun, 14 October 1:00pm
Die Suffragette was made in Germany in 1913 and directed by Urban Gad. Asta Nielsen plays Nelly Panburne, a young woman who joins the suffragette cause under her mother’s influence. Neither imprisonment nor police brutality are enough to sway her from the cause, but patriarchy has other ways of asserting itself. Will her fascination for the anti-suffrage politician Lord Ascue spell disaster for her burgeoning political subjectivity? Silent film with soundtrack.
In collaboration with the Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University.