Not So Silent Women: Women behind the camera in early film
Friday, 12th October 2018
Talk and film clips with Ellen Cheshire
Did you know that during the first 30 years of filmmaking that there were more women working behind the camera as directors, screenwriters, editors, camera operators, film critics than there are now? In this illustrated talk with film clips, Ellen Cheshire will discuss the role women had in shaping early filmmaking, and how many remarkable women were written out of the film history books. The talk will include film clips and will profile a number of women directors who were reaching and progressing towards dizzying heights of critical and commercial success 100 years ago.
Ellen Cheshire is a researcher and author, including a book on the early fi lm industry in Shoreham and Worthing.