This Saturday our Women in Lockdown film premiered on our YouTube channel. Within the first 24 hours we had over 600 views!
A short film created with women from Birmingham and the Black Country sharing their experience from 11 March to 30 June 2020.
Women in Lockdown highlights the experiences of and impact on women in this unique moment in history.
Following a research period, where we spoke to women across Birmingham and the Black Country we took inspiration from their experiences to create an online performance involving music, film and an ensemble community cast of women. This ambitious project has been described as “an inventive and powerful piece of online theatre with something in it that everyone can relate to as it spans a range of emotions we’ve all felt.”
The film, involving a diverse ensemble community cast of women, features varied footage – from Zoom sessions, mobile phones and some socially-distanced filmed sequences. We have worked with women of different ages and cultural backgrounds, including some disabled and D/deaf women. We have aimed to make the project and final film as accessible as possible.