The studioSTRIKE | Bread and Roses Film Festival marks the centenary of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” textile workers strike. Screenings will be held in the Clapham Common bandstand, the largest and oldest surviving bandstand in London, the studioSTRIKE community cinema, community centres in Lambeth and cinema’s across London.
The centenary of the 1912 strikes marks a window of opportunity to interrogate through film depictions and representations of capitalism, workers’ rights particularly female worker’s rights, strikes, social activism and immigration, debates and issues that are very much alive, if not the defining topics, of 2012.
The festival was conceived to attract new and underrepresented audiences to film – groups, communities, and individuals that otherwise do not have access toseek out or afford access to such films. The festival is committed to showcasing a broad range of films, from new releases to hidden gems from a wide range of filmmakers whose work might otherwise not be screened.
All community hosted screenings are free to attend allowing audiences normally economically marginalised from cinemas to be able to access films in their local community.
To find out more about the 1912 Bread and Roses strike visit the guide here