British civilian member of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and passenger aboard peace train from Helsinki, Finland to Beijing, China, 8/1995
REEL 1: Aspects of period in GB, 1991-1996: story of project to commemorate Greenham Common women with statue; reaction to news of nuclear spillage at Greenham; story of unsuccessful attempt to set up peace museum in Newbury and possible re-location in Bradford; story of returning to Greenham Common base for 10th anniversary, 1991; opinion of role of Greenham Common women in ending the Cold War; story of being awarded the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 80th anniversary prize. Aspects of period travelling on the peace train from Helsinki, Finland to Beijing, China, 8/1995: story of women on train sewing peace quilt; problem of lack of media coverage; description of WILPF conference in Helsinki; proportion of WILPF members aboard train; story of woman traveller not being allowed over Chinese border; description of Russian and Chinese trains, accommodation and crews; opinion of other passengers; problem of men being aboard train.
REEL 2 Continues: further comments on men being aboard train; diversity of nationalities and social backgrounds of passengers; opinion of American women; description of workshops on train and topics discussed including racism; relations between academic and non-academic passengers; comparison of different countries and cultures encountered during journey across Russia; organisation of stop-overs in main cities and meetings about peace movement, human rights and other issues; description of travelling through nuclear areas; story of period in Kiev; reaction of local people to arrival of train; type of banners used on train; description of military presence along Chinese border.
REEL 3 Continues: problem of harassment by some Chinese soldiers; reason for Chinese train being called 'the golden cage' by women travellers; reaction to reception on arrival in Beijing; opinion of coverage by British and US media; story of first day of NGO conference in Huairou and setting up peace tent to display banners; opinion of treatment by Chinese women; fame of Greenham Common women among other nationalities; description of workshops; opinion of efficiency of Chinese authorities; description of opening ceremony; atmosphere in Tiananmen Square; various memories of Sofia and Istanbul; amusing story about group of women being mistaken for prostitutes.
REEL 4 Continues: further comments on diversity of women on train; comparison of inter-personal relationships between men and women; story about night of 'grandmother' stories; story of attending conference about conflict resolution; reaction to hearing first-hand accounts from wars in Yugoslavia and Chechnya; description of recreational activities aboard peace train; story of attending floor show in St Petersburg; description of green wagon entertainment spoof; questions of spies being aboard train; description of train song; further comments about NGO conference in Huairou; attitude to role of UN in women's rights; use of internet to publicise government commitments; further comments on role of UN in women's rights.