Women: A Success Story

Date: Friday 29th March 2019

Venue: Carriageworks Theatre, Room 5

Doors open: 6:30pm for 7pm start

Tickets are £5 waged / £3 unwaged to book through Eventbrite here


For Women’s History Month, we are partnering with education charity WORLDwrite* to show their recent film, Women: A Success Story

Women: a success story suggests women’s equality today is something to celebrate and that contemporary ‘victim culture’ does women a great disservice. Forged as a timeline, interwoven with archive, forty women give us a fresh perspective, tell women they have nothing to fear and can do anything. From across the generations, they share their life stories, what they overcame and what’s changed. We learn of women in the cotton mills, life during the war, the 1984 miners’ strike, from outdoor loos, terry nappies and illegal abortions to pre-marital sex, freedom and making it in what was once a man’s world. The film urges women to revel in their progress and do it with men not against them. 

The film which, has been hailed as refreshing, inspiring, mind-blowing and witty, will be followed by a Q&A with director Ceri Dingle. Watch the trailer here

 

Reviews:

You Go Girlfriends by Andrew Collins, film reviews editor for the Radio Times.

‘What an inspiring and uplifting film! Women: a success story tells the story of modern feminism through the voices of women who lived through it. Their accounts remind us how restricted women were in the past but also the way in which so many women developed the confidence to challenge the status quo. Witty, intelligent and thoughtful, the interviewees talk openly about their experiences of relationships, work and politics. Most interesting is their empathy for the men in their lives and the concern about certain aspects of contemporary feminism. A documentary rich in wisdom and insight – everyone interested in feminism ought to watch it.’ Munira Mirza, director of HENI talks and former London deputy mayor for Education and Culture.

The film has also been selected by the Olympus Film Festival 2019 in Los Angeles.

 

About WORLDwrite 

WORLDwrite is a UK based charity with a remit to provide educational projects and programmes which promote international understanding.

For many years the charity's work revolved around two-way youth exchange programmes. The charity is now film-focused. WORLDwrite encourages young people to critically examine the world and to understand and support their peers using film and new media technologies. WORLDwrite's News channel programmes on WORLDbytes and its documentaries are making a significant impact. They have: won numerous accolades; been screened across the globe; raised new levels of debate in schools and universities and been broadcast on digital channels. For more informaiton visit: www.worldbytes.org/

 


 


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