Opening the 59th British Film Institute’s London Film Festival tonight is the much anticipated full-length feature drama Suffragette.
Written by Sarah Gavron and starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, the film charts the rise of the suffrage movement by following the story of a working class woman’s political awakening. The producers secured rare permission to film in the Houses of Parliament and also enhanced the production’s style by drawing on archival film footage from the early 20th Century. This includes unique newsreel footage of Emily Davison’s funeral on the 14th June 1913 which is preserved by Screen Archive South East.
Further details on this film ‘Funeral Procession of the Woman Who Dared‘ can be found on Screen Search, the Screen Archive South East’s online search facility