Oxford Human Rights Festival screening of Peterloo

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Peterloo Mike Leigh

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  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus


Made to mark the 200th anniversary of the notorious Peterloo Massacre, Mike Leigh's film stars Maxine Peake and Rory Kinnear. On 16 August 1819, a crowd of some 60,000 people from Manchester and surrounding towns gathered in St Peter’s Fields to demand Parliamentary reform and an extension of voting rights. The meeting had been peaceful but in the attempt to arrest a leader of the meeting, the armed government militias panicked and charged upon the crowd.

Film screening followed by audience Q&A with director Mike Leigh.

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