International Day of the Girl Child: Talk & Zine Workshop
On 11th October 2017 we were invited to collaborate with the Leeds-based Angel of Youths charity on an event to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment. We held a zine workshop to ask girl co-creators: what words of support would you offer to a younger/older version of yourself?
Interactive Zine: (in production)
Leeds One Day Without Us: Zine in a Day, Street Workshop
We joined the national day of strike action on 20th February 2017, standing with migrants in Leeds for a day of celebration. We held a street-side zine workshop on the day.
Zine in a Day Workshop
On 9th July 2016 we held a one-day open workshop to plan, design, create and print a Zine. Our themes for the zine were informed by the growing conversations of the collective: Home, Community and Life. We co-created a 30 page zine in just one day!
Interactive Zine: https://www.flipsnack.com/leedsintwomfilmcol/li
In May 2016 we joined staff and students from Leeds Trinity University for Leeds Dérive. In a psychogeography event to celebrate the original launch of the Situationist International manifesto, we explored an area of Leeds we were unfamiliar with, recording our findings along the way. We co-created a short film which depicts a dystopian version of post-Brexit Leeds- through the eyes of its only remaining inhabitant.
Film: (in post-production)
In March 2016 we held a small conversation workshop, through which we explored the themes of reminisce, friendship and how newly arrived citizens can connect with their local community.
Navigate the story of Magda and Felicity’s friendship on our SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/user-283551605
British Art Show 8 Social
In November 2015 we visited the British Art Show 8 exhibition at Leeds City Art Gallery. Exploring the galleries with various portable and wearable recording devices, we set out to make a film which captured our digital imprint of the event. The final short film was co-edited online using social media platforms to hold conversations and make edit decisions.
Maisaa’s Abbey Dash
On 15th November 2015 Maisaa Tanjour ran the 10K Leeds Abbey Dash as part of a small team, raising £3,000 for the Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal. We were there to cheer her on and gather footage of the event. The finished film was fully co-created by our collective over a series of conversation and co-editing workshops.
Out of the UK
In June 2015 we began production for our first co-created short film. The film was based on the experiences of Nathlie Yang, a writer and former international student from Taiwan. For our first workshop we planned and filmed an interview with Nathalie. Later we ran further workshops to develop co-editing skills. During the post-production stages we continued our conversations with Nathalie online, so that she was still able to collaborate and make edit decisions.
Leeds International Women’s Filmmaking Collective Does A Very Special Conversation Club
We held a filmmaking and storytelling workshop for international students and staff at the Language Zone, University of Leeds on 28th May 2015.
Flyer: Conversation Club Mailout
Exhibition: “I want to try your veil” Aala’s conversation club film was screened at Mix Digital Writing Digital Conference @ Bath spa University July 2015
We launched Our Here in a workshop held at The Little Reliance Cinema on International Women’s Day 8th March, 2015.
Flyer: Launch event information
Exhibition: This film was screened to a public audience during a research talk @ Horsforth Library, Leeds on 13th April 2015.