“The untold story of the rabble-rousers of post-punk London."
REBEL DYKES is a rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London, UK. The unheard story of a
community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.
REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London.
A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families.
This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale. (Jay Bernard, BFI Flare, 2021)
Directors: Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams
Producers: Siobhan Fahey
Stars: Siobhan Fahey, Karen Fisch,
“Why just be a dyke, when you can be a rebel dyke?”
26th Nov 2021