5 Heroes

5 Heroes

A short film about five Muslim girls from East London. Each girl imagines herself a superhero, fearlessly taking on whatever life throws at her.

During a 5-day half-term holiday at Mulberry School in Whitechapel, Eelyn Lee ran a series of workshops to generate content for this short film portrait. Working with a performance poet, an animator, a cinematographer and five students together they devised five superhero characters inspired by each of the girls.    

"...This film is as much about smart filmmaking as it is about the five heroes themselves...." 
St John's International Women's Film Festival 2009 - official selection

Also selected for Artivist Film Festival, 2010

Producer / Director - Eelyn Lee
Performance Poet - Adisa the Verbalizer
Animator - Joana Teixidor
Cinematographer - Winstan Whitter
Editor / Composer - Francis Morgan-Giles

Watch the trailer and the full film below.

Mulberry School

News

IMAGE Eelyn Lee Awarded New Film Commission

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Delighted to announce that Eelyn Lee has been awarded a commission from Chinese Art Now [CAN] to realise her new film project, Casting Fu Manchu.  Eelyn's project is one of six new CAN Digital Commissions that will premiere later this year in the lead up to the CAN Festival in February... Read More...

IMAGE Talking Identity & Purpose at Creative Mornings, Sheffield

Thursday, 09 April 2020
Eelyn will be talking about her practice in relation to the themes of identity and purpose at this month's Creative Mornings Sheffield. Usually these breakfast events take place at different venues around the city but due to the COVID-19... Read More...

IMAGE Eelyn to Talk at gal-dem x Kickstarer Event

Thursday, 12 March 2020
Eelyn will be talking about 'Sustaining Your Creative Practice' at a special event organised by gal-dem and Kickstarter. Part of a tour of events aimed at equipping women and non-binary people of colour with... Read More...