Image used with permission of the Cinema Museum.
‘Jill Craigie was a filmmaker who was often described in press in the late 1940s as Britain’s only woman director. A socialist and feminist, her films addressed pressing contemporary social issues including postwar reconstruction, housing, equal pay and nationalisation. Facing constant struggles with film distribution and a restrictive climate for women in the film industry, in the 1950s Craigie moved into scriptwriting, journalism and television – later writing Daughters of Dissent, her (never published) magnum opus on the women’s suffrage movement.’
Queen Mary alumna Hollie Price is a Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer research project and is based in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex. She will be presenting on the project’s work in progress, screening part of the first draft of a new biographical documentary about Craigie’s life and diverse career in the film industry and beyond, which is being directed by project PI Lizzie Thynne and is due for release next year.
Wednesday, 11 December, 5:15pm, ArtsOne, G34