This multi-award winning channel produces programmes made by volunteers trained by the charity WORLDwrite

WOMEN: A SUCCESS STORY

Its official! WORLDwrite has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its exciting new film-based project entitled Women: A Success Story. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the road to equality for women over the past 100 years.

The project will interview women across the generations from the 20’s to the 90’s for a feature length documentary and provide free film training for one hundred volunteers interested in getting involved. Visits to collections to research archive, workshops with historians on changes in law and on the impact of campaigns will also help bring alive and put in perspective, women’s position as equal citizens today.

Stuart Hobley, Head of HLF London, said: “It’s been a century since women, those over the age of 30, gained the right to vote. Now, thanks to National Lottery players, 100 volunteers in London will ensure the voices and stories of women in the 100 years since can be heard and celebrated – many for the very first time.”

We are thrilled to have this vital support which will make possible an epic voyage of discovery. The stories of women in everyday life, whether in their 90’s or 30’s will provide many a tale rarely told, on life, work, sex, education, leisure and motherhood. We’re aiming for a final film which documents the great advances we’ve made and wonders at the robustness of women. See below some images of the women set to feature and we’re looking for many more.

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Join the crew

We’re very excited about this film, but we need your help to do it. As for all our films, we’ll make this one with volunteers. No camera skills? No worries. We’ll provide the free camera training and put all your known and hidden talents to great use. And we don’t just need shooters, we need:

  • Funding champions & fundraisers from sky dives to cake sales to party makers;
  • Researchers for subjects, archive, images & music;
  • Social media minders & fearless promoters to put the film on the map;
  • Website wizards, graphic designers and administrators;
  • Would-be producers, photographers and make-up artists;
  • Your relatives, experts to interview and more.

For those of you interested in joining the project, please complete the application form below and we will keep you posted on all the opportunities, events, discussions, workshops, training and shoots. We also suggest you read Joanna William’s book, Women Vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars, which has inspired our new film and will guide our work for it

We need your support

For Women: A Success Story to be a success, we need your help. Our Heritage Lottery Fund is a great start, but it will not cover our centre bills, which are exorbitant and the free film training we provide. So do visit our Justgiving page and join the greats who have already chipped in. Your support will be invaluable.

Application Form

Please complete the simple application form below in full to volunteer for this project. We ask you to watch some videos to give you an idea of the issues we might cover and to understand these are volunteer made. Please note that free film training is provided for all volunteers. Once you have submitted your form we will be in touch and provide you with directions on how to find us. 

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