See seven short films directed by women of colourWednesday the 8th of March is International Women's Day and Shorts On Tap are celebrating Women In Revolt-style, by partnering with an arts organisation, a charity and a bunch of female artists. But they are also commiserating the fact that on a day allegedly set aside for all women to be celebrated, black and mixed race women everywhere will inevitably be side-lined by a mainstream feminist conversation that doesn't acknowledge the multi-layered nature of inequality.
Too often in seemingly beautiful congregations of women there are stories of ignorance by white women towards their black sisters. There should be only one view point on this: it's counter-productive. We are either fighting for equality en masse or not fighting for it at all, and silence is a deadly choice.
Therefore, in collaboration with Skin Deep, Shorts On Tap bring you Women In Revolt: A Seat At The Table on the 8th March. Unpacking this Solange-coined phrase, we will be hearing stories of black and brown women who have faced dual-oppression for their sex as well as their race, and beaten the odds. They'll discuss the struggle of obtaining a seat at the table and getting your voice heard when you're born into an environment designed for you to be othered; dehumanised. They'll celebrate how inspiring women of colour have been and continue to be for all people as they rise above the hostility they face.
7 short films will be screened along with special ActOne performances and a panel discussion featuring fillmmakers, industry people and generally inspiring women.
Women In Revolt is programmed by Girls On Film: a female writers collective dedicated to revolting against inequality through art. Their vision for Women In Revolt is a cross-art, all-inclusive space where platforms can be given to forcibly silenced voices, ideas can be shared, and freedom from structural oppression be realised.
On the night:
- Doors open: 7pm for a pint and networking session
- Films screenings start: 8pm
- Show ends approximately: 10.30pm
The screening room is situated at the back of the venue.
Seats are first-come-first-served.