Join us on Tuesday 9 April, 6:30pm at The Warehouse for a screening of Empowering Women Documentary.

This home-grown documentary takes 1918 as its point of departure, the momentous year women in the UK won the right to vote.

Inspired by the Suffragettes, the Empowering Women Documentary explores the experiences of female activists and politicians active in Birmingham today, as well as looking at the history of the suffrage campaign in the city. The documentary seeks to discover what barriers women from minority groups, such as minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities, face when engaging with politics and what can be done to improve political representation for these groups.

With a focus on young women between 16-30 in the Hall Green constituency, the project used skills-based sessions, discussion groups, archiving and filmmaking as alternative modes of knowledge production to give courage and strength to young women, inspiring them to become politically active in their communities. Funded by the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, the documentary develops a local understanding of how politics shapes the lives of its subjects with examples of active feminism both in the past and today.

The Empowering Women Documentary was directed, edited and camera-operated by Sarah Thölin-Chittenden. On the night she will introduce the context to the film and be around for a Q&A.

About the director: Sarah Thölin-Chittenden studied film making in Birmingham and has made a number of documentaries about social issues, including a gardening oral history project. She is half Swedish/ half English and has lived in Birmingham for 3 and a half years. Shabana Qureshi was the project manager and made the project possible through securing funding and supervising during the course of the project.

Dir: Sarah Thölin-Chittenden, 2019, UK.

Doors will open at 6:30pm so you will have time to grab a drink and some nibbles. The film will start at 7pm and will be followed by a Q&A with Sarah and a discussion about women and the environment. We are aiming to close the event at 9pm.

The tickets will be pay as you feel with a suggested donation of £6. All the money raised will go towards our campaigns.

We hope to see you there!


When?  Tuesday 9 April, 6:30pm-9pm.

Where? The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison Street, B55TH

Tickets:  Will be sold on the door on a pay as you feel basis. Suggested donation of £6.