Plays and films by Paul Mason
Divine Chaos of Starry Things
Paris 1871: A revolt takes control of a global city. In the final days, working class women – seamstresses, teachers and sex workers – take up arms, desperate to defend the freedoms they have won. Their attempt fails and they are exiled to remote New Caledonia. Based on the memoirs of 19th century feminist icon Louise Michel, Divine Chaos of Starry Things asks: what happens when downtrodden people experience the transformative power of mass action, only to be defeated?
Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere
Narrated by Paul Mason, script developed in collaboration with director David Lan, producer Ben Cooper and the cast: Khalid Abdallah, Lara Sawalha and Sirine Saba. Commissioned by BBC Performance Live. Performed at the Young Vic March 2017. Broadcast 22 July 2017
Budapest 2016: At the height of the refugee crisis, a Syrian woman searches for friends in the backstairs of a Budapest hotel. But the building has an unacknowledged past... Written and Directed by Paul Mason for YV Short Film
Co-written with James Quinn for the JB Shorts festival, Manchester, 2016: Sally Carman stars as Fedora Hill, Blairite apparatchik, who falls into a coma as Labour's historic leadership election begins...