The Resource Muriel Matters, (evideo)

Muriel Matters, (evideo)

Label
Muriel Matters
Title
Muriel Matters
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Genre
Summary
In London 1909, an actress from Adelaide made worldwide headlines after taking to the skies under a 25-metre balloon emblazoned with the slogan, 'Votes For Women'. Known as 'that daring Australian girl', Muriel Matters was inspired by playwrights, anarchists and revolutionaries to use her performance skills and bravery in the fight for women's rights. When Adelaide-born actress and elocutionist, Muriel Matters, arrived in London in 1905 to seek her fortune on the stage, she was astonished to discover that English women didn't yet have the vote. She joined the Suffragette movement and soon became known for her wild exploits: distributing leaflets from a dirigible balloon, touring England to make impassioned speeches from a horse-drawn caravan, and chaining herself to a grille in the House of Commons, becoming the first woman to speak in the House in 1909. She was sent to Holloway Prison and on release added prison reform to her list of campaigns. Together with other Australian women painters, cartoonists, composers and banner-makers living in London, Muriel made a remarkable contribution to the fight for women's suffrage: in the first political use of street art, slogans and information were chalked on pavements and buildings to spread the word about political demonstrations. Muriel has, however, been mysteriously been ignored in the mainstream historical record. This film shares Muriel's love of art and performance and tells the story of Muriel and her artistic friends with verve and gusto. Through archival images, interviews, dramatic reconstruction and animated sequences, the film explores how this extraordinary woman got lost from history, and reveals what her story tells us about the links between art, politics and women's rights in England and Australia
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 2013
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bible, Sonia
  • Kanopy
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
27
Technique
live action
Label
Muriel Matters, (evideo)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1109399
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1109399
  • (OCoLC)945759738
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Muriel Matters, (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1109399
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1109399
  • (OCoLC)945759738
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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