Log line: REBEL DYKES is a full-length documentary about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbians in the riotous London of the 1980s
Synopsis: REBEL DYKES tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass young dykes who find each other in post-Punk London, and carve out a rebellion that has been detonating ever since. Using interviews, original music, animation and archive, REBEL DYKES recreates the lives of a group of friends who meet at Greenham Common peace camp. Returning to London, they fight, love and live together, finding the freedom and power to live out their politics, and create their own world. Looping forward, we find out how their battles continued to shape cultural movements and queer history, and young queer people discuss what the REBEL DYKES story means to them today.
Irreverent, anarchic, fierce, funny – and above all, free – the REBEL DYKES of 1980s London waged battles which are still burning, but their story has never been told. Now in their 50s and 60s – and still fighting – the film lets us hear first-hand about the world they created, while we still can.
Director: Harri Shanahan
Producers: Siobhan Fahey
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