Friday, July 24, 2009

The Insurrectionary People's Picture Show Theater, a Winnipeg based initiative featuring anarchist film and video is now presenting 'An Anarchist's Story-Ethel MacDonald'. Here's the promo. Drop on by to view the film.
Friday Film: Ethel MacDonald: An Anarchist's Story
This documentary-drama tells the story of Ethel MacDonald, a remarkable young woman whose name hit the world headlines during the Spanish Civil War. She was hailed as the Scarlet Pimpernel of the workers revolution but has since become something of a forgotten legend.
Ethel MacDonald (24 February 1909—1 December 1960) was a Glasgow-based Scottish anarchist and activist and, in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, a propagandist on Barcelona Anarchist radio.

1 comment:

John Couzin said...

Ethel is not forgotten in Glasgow, check;
Also recently there has been a new book on here life, An Anarchist's Story. I also produce a series of history leaflets call Radical Glasgow History Project and Ethel is one of them. Though widely know in Glasgow anarchist/left circles I agree not wide enough to the general public.