The world is a wonderful place but it’s also a terrifying place too. Briar March‘s documentary Mothers Of The Revolution tells the tale of unsung heroes who attempted to make the world safer place. This Autumn their story will finally be told and today Universal Pictures release the Official Trailer for the film.
On 5th September 1981 a group of women came together to change the world. These women marched from Wales to Berkshire to protest over nuclear weapons being kept at RAF Greenham Common. The Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp that followed, challenged world leaders, altering the course of history and went on to inspire millions as the world’s first and biggest female-only demonstration, preceded only by the suffragettes.
Every decade has faced a different threat, many stopped (for now). In the 1980’s it was still the Cold War and the Americans kept Nuclear missiles on UK Soil. These ordinary women took on the might of the Americans and The British to get the world to notice this was wrong.
In 1981 a group of 36 women set off on a 120 mile march from Cardiff to Berkshire to protest against the planned arrival of American nuclear missiles on UK soil. In doing so they started something extraordinary, in time galvanizing over 70,000 women into action to protect their children and future generations.
This is the untold story of those Greenham Common women. A tale of how a small number of them made connections with their counterparts in the peace movement behind the Iron Curtain, travelling to the Soviet Union to advance peace and, eventually, contributing towards the end of the Cold War. How they amplified and took the achievements of the Greenham Common movement onto the world stage by being daring, fun, inventive and brave. What they started that day in 1981, around a kitchen table while their children played, became a global movement and the start of a revolution that changed the world.
Mothers Of The Revolution UK and Irish release will be sometime in Autumn, date still to be announced.