Back in 1997 actor Charlotte Jones, tired of sitting by a silent phone and frustrated by the lack of decent roles for women, took matters into her own hands and wrote her first play. The result was Airswimming, a dark yet heart-warming two-hander drama based on an historical snippet that she had once stumbled upon; “A Miss Kitson and [...]
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Choosing the title for my and Zlata Filipovic’s new short documentary Hold on Tight was difficult. Usually when I make a film, I know the name even before I’m certain what it is about; a title sort of inspires me to discover the story beyond it. For whatever reason, I really struggled to sum up [...]
!Women Art Revolution, made by Lynn Hershmann Leeson, is a documentary that explores the Feminist Art Movement of the late 1960s and ’70s. Hershmann Leeson is a celebrated media artist and has gathered 42 years worth of archive materials. Through intimate interviews with the likes of Judy Chicago, B. Ruby Rich and the Guerilla Girls, and [...]
At the turn of the millennium (the most misspelt word of 1999), I was in my first term of a MA in Journalism, a return to fulltime education after fifteen years of work, and loving every minute of it. Mobile phones were common enough, but not everyone had one. I was considering whether to get [...]