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 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.

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

View an extract of the film below.

News

IMAGE Futurist Women and 16 Days of Activism

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Futurist Women has been selected to take part in this year's campaiging film festival, 16 Days 16 Films. Modern Films and Read More...

IMAGE Britishness Reviewed

Wednesday, 20 November 2019
"it presents a comprehensive study of Britain’s internal borders, its binaries and human costs" - Raluca de Soleil Following a successful premiere of Britishness at Off the Shelf Festival in Shefield last... Read More...

IMAGE Futurist Women & Life & Deaf to Screen in Berlin

Friday, 25 October 2019
Delighted to announce that Futurist Women has been selected for this year's Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Eelyn Lee was invited to... Read More...