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‘Rebel Dykes’ and ‘Bosco’ Filmmakers Discuss Using Archival Material to Document Marginalized Groups

‘Rebel Dykes’ and ‘Bosco’ Filmmakers Discuss Using Archival Material to Document Marginalized Groups

Film can provide a vital lens for documenting histories which have otherwise been overlooked or swept away in the wake of a dominant narrative.

During a panel at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, titled “The Whole Picture: Adjusting the Lens of History,” a quartet of filmmakers, artists and archivists gathered to discuss how we document and archive the kinds of communities and stories that are often sidelined.

Siobhan Fahey, the archive producer on documentary “Rebel Dykes,” said she realized the history of the titular group of queer activists, who upset the system and built a community of outsiders in 1980s London, had been largely lost.

“I was a Rebel Dyke myself, but I’d never seen it in the books, I’d never read about it. Although I knew when I was living it that it was an exciting and important moment, it just disappeared as soon as it was over,

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