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 through poetry, costume design and fictional characters. Through this process the 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
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
View an extract of the film below.