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Women on Film in the First World War - WomensWork100

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Lecture Theatre - 1 Inverness Campus

Inverness College UHI

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As part of the WomensWork100 programme of events, the First World War Centenary Partnership (IWM) is marking the contribution of women to the First World War with a number of film screenings.

On 23rd April IWM and UHI are hosting ‘ Women on Film in the First World War' a selection of three short films showcasing the remarkable stories of women working at on the home front and on the front-lines of war.

The short films will be followed by a panel discussion led by Fiona Kelly, Curator, IWM Film Archive and including Dr Emma Hanna, University of Kent and Kate Valentine, Director of the 2017 IWM Short Film Festival prize-winning film Deeds Not Words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WW1

This event follows on from Women, Work and the First World War - an open and free study day at the Highland Archive Centre, hosted by High Life Highland, the University of the Highlands and Islands, the First World War Centenary Partnership, Gateways to the First World War, Living Legacies 1914-18 and Reflections on the Centenary of the FWW.

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The Devil’s porridge in Gretna Samuel Bowman

The quiet town of Eastriggs in Scotland becomes a hive of activity in 1916 when 17,000 workers, mostly women, descend on the town to work in the largest cordite production plant in the country: HM Factory, Gretna. The fi lm provides a comprehensive and illuminating portrait of the hazardous working conditions endured by the munition workers.

The War Women of England IWM 474

The contribution of British women to the war effort as shown in the war office topical budget newsreel 1917-1918. Including: a recruiting march by girls of the Women's Land Army in central London, April 1918, column of WAACs marching to Waterloo Station and boarding a train together for France, and the occasion of the foundation of the Women's Parliamentary Party from the Women's Social and Political Union.

Deeds not Words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI Digtial Drama IWM Short Film Festival 2017 Winner: Best Use of IWM Archive Material

As part of the broader campaign for women’s right to vote, suffragettes Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson founded the Endell Street Hospital, run entirely by women. Skilfully using rarely seen photographs, letters and archival film, it tells the remarkable story of the women who tirelessly worked at the hospital

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