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Revolutions - Eve Film Festival


An unflinching and poignant insight into the trials and tribulations, both personal and sporting, of the women on the forefront of Ireland's burgeoning Roller Derby scene.

During the 1930s, roller derby – in which blockers try to prevent the opposing team’s jammer from passing them and thereby acquiring points – became one of the first US sports in which women played by the same rules as men.

The contemporary incarnation of the sport re-emerged at the turn of the millennium, replete with a theatrical new wave Rosie the Riveter aesthetic. It took another 10 years for the sport to establish itself in Ireland, and film-maker Laura McGann, was there from the first shove.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.71MB - Duration: 16:11 m (32 kbps 44100 Hz)

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