Welcome to our Thursday 9 April 2020 WOFFF watchalong, co-hosted with ReframedFilm. We hope you enjoy all the films and that you’ll join us on Twitter around 9.30PM (BST) for a chat about what you’ve seen.
Viewing schedule 9 April
Here’s our running order for this watchalong. All times are British Summer Time (BST) and are approximate. Full links below this schedule:
7:00PM WOFFF Film Talk with Fiona Grahame
7.15PM WOFFF Film Talk with Martin Laird
7.20PM WOFFF short film A GUDE CAUSE MAKS A STRONG EMR
7.30PM Tonight’s feature film MADE IN DAGENHAM
8.00PM Pause your film for a short intermission. In the UK at 8PM on Thursdays many people stop what they’re doing and show their support for people who are caring for us during this pandemic by giving a #ClapForCarers
8.05PM Back to watching MADE IN DAGENHAM
9.30PM Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook about the films. Use the hashtag #WOFFFWatchalong and tag us @WO50FF so we can welcome you into the conversation
Film Talk 1: Fiona Grahame
Fiona Grahame, writer of WOFFF19 short animation A GUDE CAUSE MAKS A STRONG ERM, on the history of some of the people and causes in Orkney in the early 1900s. Fiona also has some advice for filmmakers today.
Film Talk 2: Martin Laird
Filmmaker Martin Laird on the techniques, colours and influences on his WOFFF19 animation A GUDE CAUSE MAKS A STRONG ERM. Martin also talks about what he and writer, Fiona Grahame, learned from each other on this intergenerational project.
A Gude Cause Maks a Strong Erm
This short animated film, which screened at WOFFF19, tells the story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society. Campaigning for women to have the right to vote took place from the latter half of the 19th Century up to the start of the First World War. Orcadian suffragists were part of that activism.
We chose this film to complement MADE IN DAGENHAM. Though the two films are more than 50 years apart in their time settings, both look at women’s empowerment and their involvement in a political struggle.
Made in Dageham
Comedy drama charting the fight of female factory workers at the Ford Dagenham plant for equal pay. In 1968, one determined factory worker leads her colleagues out on strike in the hope of eradicating unfair working conditions and sexual discrimination.
For viewers in the UK, click the image below to access the film free on BBC iPlayer. Viewers outside the UK can access the film on dvd or on an on-demand platform.
This film is available on BBC iPlayer till June 2021.
|Our next film, on Thursday 16 April, is a Reframed Film selection. Hope you’ll join us for THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, a character-driven |
documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in
the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. The film reveals the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.
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