British civilian peace campaigner lived at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, Newbury, Berks, GB, 1982-1987.
REEL 1: Aspects of period at Greenham Common, GB, 1982: story of first visit to Greenham Common, 3/1982 and reason for returning, 8/1982; opinion of female only/non-violent
camp lifestyle; influence of Suffragettes and feminists on beliefs; story of visit to Hiroshima, Japan; attitude to siting of Cruise missiles in southern England; story of writing Master's thesis at Greenham Common and reason for not continuing with PhD; reaction of family to living in camp.
REEL 2 Continues: Aspects of period in US: story of parents joining Bruderhof community; family life and childhood in Bruderhof community at Forest River, Dakota; story of family moving to Oak Lake, Pennsylvania and Cleveland Ohio during1960s; description of nuclear civil defence measures including 'Duck and Dive' campaign. Aspects of period at Greenham Common, GB, 8/1982-7/1987: story of first action at Greenham Common occupying sentry box, 27/Aug/1982; charged with breach of the peace; attitude to CND's failure to support demand to be represented by female lawyer; story of attempting to stop work on base and subsequent arrest; attitude to being arrested and imprisoned for fourteen days; further comments on arrest and imprisonment.
REEL 3 Continues: description of journey in police van to Holloway Prison and reception procedure; opinion of treatment by prison staff and doctor; relations with cell mate; attitude of Greenham Common women to behaviour of Suffragettes in prison; comparison of Holloway with open prison at East Sutton Park, Kent; effect of imprisonment; attitude to behaviour of other Greenham Common women in Holloway; relations with other prisoners; question of changing nature of social class at Greenham, 1983-1984; reaction to miners' strike, 1984-1985; further comments on non-violence.
REEL 4 Continues: story of link between women's pit camps and Greenham Common, 1993; attitude to changing nature of non-violent protest; story of taking part in 'Embrace the Base' and 'Close the Base' actions, 12/1982; reaction to police response; opinion of media coverage of events and portrayal of women at base; importance of 'Embrace the Base' action and role in increasing size of camp.
REEL 5 Continues: problem of drugs and alcohol in camp; attitude to male travellers in camp; story of setting up camps at every gate of base; reason for using colours to name camps; description of living conditions and organisation in camps; financial situation in camps.
REEL 6 Continues: description of mass eviction, 4/1984; description of 'bender' housing and eventual destruction during mass eviction; reaction to attacks by local vigilante groups; story of injury to right hand caused by garbage crusher and reaction of bailiffs; story about 'Lorna' being almost pulled into garbage crusher by bailiffs; further description of evictions, 1984-1985.
REEL 7 Continues: further comments on injury to hand and reaction of bailiffs; story of suing Newbury District Council and receiving compensation; further description of evictions and behaviour of bailiffs; reaction to lack of police action against bailiffs; description of violent attack by policeman and effect on morale; description of attacks on other women; humane nature of treatment by some police officers; description of electro-magnetic rays ('zapping') used on women; further comments on attacks by local vigilante groups; opinion of organisation RAGE (Ratepayers Against Greenham Encampment) and insulting cartoons in local press; story of camp being firebombed; story of smearing body with charcoal and red dye during Nagasaki Day demonstration.
REEL 8 Continues: attitude to use of Greenham Common; reasons for deciding to leave the camp including further violent attacks, summer 1987. Aspects of period in GB, 1987-1993: adjustment to life outside of camp; reflections on success of Greenham Common women; story of proposed humanitarian mission with other women to Yugoslavia, 5/1993.