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Suffragette
12
Jan

09/02/18: Suffragette | Film Event

Hollywood blockbuster Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, received wide critical acclaim for its handling of a subject not often portrayed on the big screen – the fight for womens’ right to vote. We invite you to a special screening of Suffragette, with a chance to explore some of the fascinating original documents related...
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Meryl Streep
09
Jan

Meryl Streep calls out Donald Trump as Brits sweep Golden Globes

Accepting the Cecil B’ DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep used the platform to call out Donald Trump’s ‘instinct to humiliate’. The three-time Oscar winning actress first asked the star-studded audience to forgive her for having lost her voice, and then, without mentioning his name, used the rest of...
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ben kingsley featured
06
Jun

Sir Ben Kingsley calls for gender equality in films claiming women directors are better than men

Actor, Sir Ben Kingsley has come forward in support of gender equality in the film sector. Sir Ben Kingsley, 72, admitted that he had only worked with ‘possibly four’ female directors since beginning his career in 1972. He called this admission a ‘terrible balance’ and praised female directors’ talents. Speaking to The Observer, Kingsley said,...
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Suffragette
09
Oct

WATC’s exclusive ticket to Suffragette, courtesy of CARE International

CARE International and Helen Pankhurst celebrated the launch of Suffragette last night, with an exclusive preview of the film – and WeAreTheCity were cordially invited. The event took place at London’s prestigious May Fair hotel and alongside a preview of the film, there was also a question and answer panel, featuring the director, Sarah Gavron,...
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suffragette featured
25
Sep

Suffragette: a celebration of women, created by women

Suffragette will receive its official debut at the BFI London Film Festival, next week. The film is set in 19th century London at the time of the Suffragist movement. It is written, directed and produced by women and stars big names including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter and Meryl Streep. Suffragette tells the story of the...
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film featured
24
Sep

The year of strong women at the BFI London Film Festival ǀ 7th – 18th October

The BFI London Film Festival returns to the capital – and this year it’s all about the women. The festival has confirmed that this year will the “the year of strong women”, with the focus being on films with leading ladies, and those who promote women behind the scenes. BFI chief executive, Amanda Nevill said...
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film festival featured
22
Sep

Celebrate women over 50 with the Short Hot Flush Film Festival

Two women are singlehandedly trying to change the perceptions of older women in film by launching the Short Hot Flush Film Festival. The Short Hot Flush Film Festival is the world’s first festival for women over 50 and celebrates both women in front and behind the camera. The brainchild of two friends, Nuala O’Sullivan and...
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film-reel
01
Sep

Sexism and gender equality in Hollywood

In recent months, there has been an increased attention surrounding gender equality within the film industry. The Hollywood sect have begun to publicly question the pay difference and employment of women in the sector. The matter of women’s equality in Hollywood was recently raised through a new study conducted by the University of Southern California....
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