A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.
A new film featuring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter and due for UK release on 7th October 2015 at the London Film Festival.
There is a video interview with writer Abi Morgan and Director Sarah Gavron of the making of the film which is worth viewing at theguardian.com website