Suffragette (2015)

Yes, it doesn’t tell the whole story (for example, the idealogical differences between the suffragists and the sufragettes), yes, it focusses on an invented character, Maude, instead of the real historical individuals involved (though some like Pankhurst and Wilding Davison do feature). It’s not a perfect film. Despite all that, I found it very moving and infuriating: what did the government of the day think would happen if they gave women the vote, that the world would end?

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