We are Born in Flames: An Interview with Lizzie Borden

We are Born in Flames: An Interview with Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames (1983) is exclusively showing on Mubi in several countries in the series Rediscovered. This interview took place on May 17, 2021 via Zoom in connection to the Mubi premiere. Into the darkness of the pastWe’ve thrown the shamans of the ruling classThe struggle of the exploitеd massHas broken the oppressors’ lashWе are born in flames.—Red Krayola, “Born in Flames”Honey speaking at the pirate radio station Phoenix Radio in Born in Flames.Notebook: There’s an early scene in Born in Flames of what looks like a consciousness-raising group: women sharing their personal experiences of oppression in a collective setting. How much of the film’s themes came about through group discussions, like the ones in your first film Regrouping (1976)? Or did you approach the film with pre-arranged ideas? Lizzie Borden: Born in Flames was actually a reaction against Regrouping (1976). The original women I
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