GAZE: Rebel Dykes
Harri Shanahan, Sian A Williams
Director: Harri Shanahan, Sian A Williams
Release Date: Fri 01 Oct 2021
Spiky, slick and packed with punk, Rebel Dykes is an unapologetic doc that celebrates London’s lesbian scene. A city that many from across the world have called their home, London’s dyke scene was motivated by Greenham Common peace camps, a love of leather, protest and battles amongst the SM dykes and those opposed to it. What united all was a rejection of Thatcher's brand of rampant capitalism and anti-feminism, and the love of a thriving, anarchic lesbian community.
This much-anticipated documentary features interviews with many rebellious dyke-identifying women who made London their own. Rebel Dykes is the mischievous cousin of Irish doc Outitude, and if you were here for that fantastic screening in 2018, you certainly do not want to miss this one.
Lesbian. / dir. Rosemary Baker / UK / 2020. 5’
A visual poetic piece about the power and meaning of one particular word.
Contains explicit content
Followed by a filmmaker Q+A
Presented in partnership with the British Council Ireland