Bristol Radical History Group Present
55 mins, Cert 18 (CTBA)
Mon 5 March // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
The forgotten heroine of the Russian revolution.
“Spiridonova – Armed Love”
In Russia in October 1917 the Bolsheviks could rule only in coalition with LEFT SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARIES who's charismatic leader MARIA SPIRIDONOVA was the equal of Lenin. Till April 1918 they maintained a fragile alliance but by June an uprising was inevitable and the outcome uncertain.
SPIRIDONOVA maps those few months as tension grows and the divide between Leninism and a more libertarian socialism becomes starker........and fixed in history. Spiridonova is awash with assassins, plotters, anarchists, bomb throwers and vast rallies...
A film made with no money and no actors..but intent on restoring Maria as one of the revolutionary figures of the last century.
Followed by Q & A with the director, producer and lead actress.