100 Years of Equality?
Client: UK Government Equalities Office / Womens Vote Centenary Fund
Synopsis: Young women from across the city worked on this “in-a-day” video production in Plymouth City Centre as part of celebrations of the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. The project provided a platform for the group to discuss democratic values and consider the importance of voting.
Brief: The funders looked to support grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote.
Our Approach: We used this opportunity to build on our previous young womens project, “Smash It”, engaging young women from this group and also Plymouth members of UK Youth Parliament to work in collaboration. We facilitated a session to explore the ideas and history of the suffrage movement, including local historical research. The group then used our mobile Camper Obscura as a production base in the city centre to interview members of the public on the topic, resulting in a short film.
Impact: The finished film was screened in Plymouth city centre on the Big Screen. Young people participating benefitted from the opportunity to learn video production techniques, the confidence raising experience of interviewing members of the public, and developed their knowledge of the history of the suffrage movement.