What I See Project: Inspiring women

WISP short film winner 2014Back in March, the What I See Project launched their second annual film competition with a theme of ‘Inspiring Women’. The judging panel chose Georgia Sawyer‘s Tottenham Material as the winning film, starring the rather wonderful Doyin Ajiboye (see right). I really enjoyed this thought provoking short film and think it raises some really important issues so I thought I’d share it with you. The director told WISP:

Back in January, my friend Emily showed me a video of a girl she knew through Islington Communtity Theatre doing the most incredible speech in a public speaking competition. The raw energy and razor-sharp truth of Doyin’s speech made an immediate impression on me. […] What’s been so brilliant about making the video… is seeing people’s reactions to Doyin. At a time when there’s some really negative attitudes towards young people, she makes you believe in the positive possibilities of her generation. She is without doubt one of the coolest, most inspiring teenagers I have ever met.

To hear more women’s voices, check out the stories section on the What I See Project‘s website. You can see my video for WISP on their YouTube channel.

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