Futurist Women

Futurist Women

A futurist re-imagining of three womens' past struggles set in a world where women are equal, there is no abuse and you are free to be who you want to be. A short film poem made in collaboration with 13-year old girls and a group of women who have experienced domestic violence.

Over 12-weeks Eelyn Lee and her collaborators, including an all-female production team, devised the film through collective action research exploring marginalised voices and women’s activism using poetry, costume design and fictional characters. Through this process, collaborators transposed stories of migration, struggle and achievement to create a new local mythology.
 
Eelyn was commissioned by the Barbican to devise a project for their Art of Change season which, marked 100 years since some women received the right to vote.

Futurist Women has been exhibited at Valence House Museum, UK and been selected for a number of festivals including:
Black Arts World: Slate Weekender, Sheffield, UK
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
16 Days 16 Films, online film festival marking 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence

Collaborators:
Year 9 Photography GCSE students at Sydney Russell School
Nia Huggett Women's Centre

Poetry by Annetha Mills & Women from Nia Huggett Centre
Poetry Facilitated by Rachel Long
Cinematography by Laura Bellingham
Costume by Amy Beth Addison
Music & Sound by Eleni Hassabis
Vocalist - Gloria Adereti
Colourist - Sarina McCavana

Watch the film below.

News

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Monday, 15 February 2021
Casting Fu Manchu is currently showing as part of the CAN Festival 2021 [15th Feb - 30th Apr 2021]. Following the premiere screening these were some of the comments about the film, "... a brilliant and... Read More...

IMAGE Premiere of Where Two Rivers Meet

Thursday, 04 February 2021
Eelyn Lee's latest film, Where Two Rivers Meet will premiere on Feb 25th at 8pm GMT as part of the online event, Digesting History. The film is a creative documentary about Collections in Verse, a poetry project that took place in libraries across Sheffield just before the pandemic. Cleverly weaving the story of the project together with the story... Read More...

IMAGE Resilience and Radical Care - An Online Talk

Tuesday, 01 December 2020
CAMP have invited Eelyn Lee to present an online talk on Thurs 10th Dec 6.30 - 8.00pm GMT as part of their guest artist's programme. Eelyn will talk about Resilience and Radical Care in relation to her experiences of co-founding Social Art Network and her subsequent involvement in other artist’s networks. She will touch upon network building as... Read More...