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Revolutions - Eve Film Festival

2018-06-03

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.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/revolutions

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



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