The Women's Peace Crusade
Premiered on Thursday 2 February 2017 in Manchester
- Screening on 2 February at Manchester Central Library
- Screening on 28 February at Manchester Central Library
- Screening on 8 March at Oldham Library
This film is a drama about the Women’s Peace Crusade which swept like wildfire across the North West from 1917-1918. The film uses archive footage and reconstructed scenes set in Blackburn, Manchester and Nelson.
The project was the result of a co-production project with Voices of War and Peace, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Centre for Regional History Manchester Archives+, Clapham Film Unit and volunteer researchers from Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Blackburn, Rochdale, Burnley and Nelson from March-December 2016. Script by Alison Ronan and Hazel Roy.
These Dangerous Women
This documentary celebrates and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Congress of Women that took place on the 28th April 1915, when 1300 women from 12 countries – warring, neutral and allied – met at The Hague.
They advocated mediation between the politicians to end the First World War and proposed methods of settling future differences between nations by peaceful means.