Born in Flames is a neo-futuristic utopic-dystopic feature that explores racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy. We dive into a world that shows us how New York developed 10 years after the social democratic war of liberation – a peaceful revolution that nonetheless hasn’t changed the sexism and misogyny that is so deeply planted in society and system.
We follow the woman army, led by Black queer feminists, that chases down rapists and harassers. We listen to a pirate feminist radio station. We listen to hegemonial discourses and counter-narrative talks by the activists. The documentary style images let us be part of the struggle, the fight and the power.