International Women's Day 2010

FREE screening of “Hidden Herstories: Women of Change” – 26th March – London

Posted in 2010 03 26, London by womeninlondon on 24 March 2010

FREE screening of “Hidden Herstories: Women of Change” youth-led film

26 MARCH 2010, Doors open 7pm
The Nettlefold Hall, 1 Norwood High Street, London SE27 9JX
Presented by the Remembering Olive Collective

To celebrate International Women’s Month, the Remembering Olive Collective (ROC) has organised a screening of “Hidden Herstories: Women of Change”; a youth-led documentary film and heritage project which looks at four influential women who haven’t had their rightful place in the history books.

The film project, facilitated by the Octavia Foundation with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), exposes the plights and determination of activists Octavia Hill, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Claudia Jones and Jayaben Desai.

ROC is a volunteer group of women of different ages and backgrounds who have been working together to create public memories of the life and times of the late Brixton activist Olive Morris. The collective’s “Do you remember Olive Morris?” project comprises archival and oral history research, an ongoing blog and a publication.

The archive resulting from the collective’s work will soon be made available at Lambeth Archives for permanent public use. The project has been supported by a partnership between Gasworks and the Lambeth Women’s Project and a grant from the HLF, and its advisers include the Black Cultural Archives and Brixton Library.

Please RSVP to: olivemorrishq@googlemail.com

Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

You can watch the film trailer on the below link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKpfSFdUr0s

For more information on the “Hidden Herstories” film and the “Do you remember Olive Morris?” project, please visit http://www.hiddenherstories.org and http://rememberolivemorris.wordpress.com respectively.

See:
https://iwd2010.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/innovative-documentary-unveils-the-lives-of-the-heroines-society-forgot/
https://iwd2010.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/free-screening-of-hidden-herstories-women-of-change-8th-march-london/

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