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Invisible woMEN di Alice Smith
(UK 2018, 22’)  v.o. inglese, sott. Italiano

Invisible woMEN è un breve documentario che esplora la storia finora mai raccontata del movimento LGBTQ nel Nord Ovest dell’Inghilterra negli ultimi cinquanta anni attraverso l’incredibile ribellione e l’attivismo di due donne.

Angela Cooper e Luchia Fitzgerald hanno trascorso l’ultimo mezzo secolo a combattere per i loro diritti di donne e di lesbiche.

A Manchester il loro lavoro di attiviste ha trasformato la vita di migliaia di donne e tuttavia non esiste alcuna traccia di esse negli archivi della città; la loro è una storia che rischiava di essere dimenticata.

Manchester, 1969: Luchia, una adolescente lesbica in fuga dall’Irlanda, lotta per sopravvivere nelle strade di Manchester. Viene arrestata e vogliono farle una lobotomia per curarla delle sue “tendenze sessuali devianti”. Luchia sfugge alla lobotomia e si rifugia al New Union, un pub dove si riunisce la comunità gay di Manchester.

Al New Union Luchia sente una studentessa al tavolo accanto sfogarsi per le sue frustrazioni.. Quella studentessa era Angela e il loro incontro casuale ha dato vita ad una relazioen che tra alti e bassi va avanti da cinquant’anni.

Ancora oggi Angela e Luchia combattono per i loro diritti e i diritti delle persone LGBTQ a Manchester.

Biografia della regista
Alice Smith ha prodotto di documentari per BBC 4, PBS, National Geographic e Discovery Channel ed ha realizzato cortometraggi e video musicali che diffonde anche attraverso il suo  canale Youtube.

INVISIBLE WOMEN by Joe Ingham (UK, 2018), 22’, v.o. English , sub. Italian  

INVISIBLE WOMEN is a short documentary exploring the untold story of the North West’s LGBTQ past over the last 50 years through two women’s incredible journey rebellion and activism.

Angela Cooper and Luchia Fitzgerald have spent the last half a century fighting for their rights as women and as lesbians.

Their work has revolutionised Manchester whilst transforming the lives of thousands of women and yet no record of them exists in the city’s archives; theirs is a story that risked disappearing from history. Until now.

Manchester, 1969: Luchia, a teenage Lesbian runaway from Ireland struggles to survive on the streets of Manchester. She’s arrested and sent for a lobotomy to cure her of her “deviant sexual tendencies”. Luchia escapes the lobotomy to seek solace in the New Union, a pub at the epicentre of Manchester’s underground gay community.

Luchia is at her lowest ebb when she hears a female student at the next table giving voice to every frustration she felt; Luchia pulls up a chair to listen. That student was Angela and this chance encounter sparked a relationship that has endured fifty years of euphoric highs and earth-shattering lows.

Whilst the film is ostensibly about Angela and Luchia’s personal and political journey we are using their relationship to explore Manchester and, in particular, the forgotten and, up until now, untold story of the North West’s LGBTQ past through a working class lens of rebellion and activism which is still alive today: Angela and Luchia are still very much fighting for their rights and the rights of LGBTQ people in Manchester.

Director Biography
Alice Smith, Director: Alice Smith has factual TV broadcast credits as a producer on documentaries for BBC 4, PBS, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Her directing work includes short films, music videos and a Youtube channel.

Joe Ingham, Producer: Joe Ingham (producer) is a factual TV producer whose credits include The People’s History of LGBT Britain (BBC 4), Is Love Racist (C4), The Beatles Hippies and Hell’s Angels for Sky Arts.