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A Journey of ResistanceResistance

Bristol’s MShed museum

Now until 5 February

An award-winning international touring exhibition by local filmmaker Liz Crow

When: Tues 24 Jan, 6.15-7.45pm

Where: MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Resistance: which way the future? takes as its starting point the Nazi programme of mass-murder which targeted disabled people and became the blueprint for the larger holocaust. What turned doctors and nurses into killers? What stopped ordinary people from speaking out? And what does this history mean for all of us today?

Over ten years in the making, the exhibition recently returned from its run at Washington DC's Kennedy Center, where a visitor wrote “One of the most powerful things I have ever experienced. I was so amazed by it, I went back to see it twice more.”

The opening drama follows the story of Elise, a patient who sweeps the institution in which she lives. She watches buses full of patients leave and return empty. When her turn comes, she knows what’s in store. Based on real events, this is the story of one woman’s resistance in the only way she could.

Director Liz Crow says “This is an episode of history that is virtually hidden, yet the values that underpinned it still echo through disabled people’s lives today. We can’t change history, but we can learn how to influence the future. The events of the holocaust came to an end because ordinary people resisted. I want audiences to feel inspired to get involved, be effective and find the courage to be a part of change. Resistance deals in a difficult subject but is infused with a sense of possibility.”

Resistance  at MShed: 5 January until 5 February

Open Tues to Fri 10.00am to 5.00pm (closed Mon). Sat and Sun 10.00am to 6.00pm

Run time 30 minutes. Free entry

With British Sign Language interpretation, captions and audio description

Suitable for individuals and groups aged 11+ to adult, the work is particularly relevant to schools and colleges. If you would like to book a group visit, please contact 


Tues 24 Jan 6.15-7.45pm: A Journey of Resistance: artist’s talk with Q&A at MShed

Fri 27 Jan all day and citywide: Holocaust Memorial Day

Full details at: www.roaring-girl.com/category/showtimes/