Born in Flames (1983)

Lizzie Borden’s super-energetic provocative feminist sci-fi. 

Film details

Introduction

A socialist society has emerged in the United States but women are still not equal, and black women even less so. Several feminist groups deploy different strategies to counter male power, but it seems violent revolution is the only answer. A Women’s Army is set up to defend women from attack, while the male-dominated media remains sceptical.

To expose and challenge dominant power, Borden structures the film through a series of constructed newscasts, documentaries and police surveillance footage though which the direct action is filtered.

Cast & Credits

Sight & Sound logo

The Greatest Films of All Time 2012

Voted for by 1 critic and 1 director.

See who voted for Born in Flames
 

Back to the top