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Sabotage For The Planet?

The endless brown of the West Texas desert is interrupted only by the monstrous white serpent of a pipeline. A group of twentysomethings work together to lift a homemade explosive (which, in a sign of dark irony, is housed within an oil drum) and secure it to the beast. One of the straps holding the bomb is fraying, and the group has already been spotted by a drone overhead. Every wasted second adds to the odds that they’ll be stopped. These are the unambiguous heroes of How to Blow Up a Pipeline—a film that flips the script about how we’ve been conditioned to think about villains and heroes in these types of stories.

‘Suffragette’ Foregrounds Working-Class Women

By Linda Gordon for Portside. Movie Review - An industrial laundry in 1912 London, the steam infusing the air, the sweat on the workers' faces so vivid the viewer herself feels the heat. These laundries were not only literal sweatshops, but surrounded workers with burning toxic lye. This opening scene in Sara Gavron's new film, Suffragette, is as powerful as any that follow. It is intended to surprise-not what one expects from a film about the British woman suffrage movement, because the history books have mainly told us about its elite leaders, Emmeline and her daughters Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst.
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