Ep 1 outlines the politics of feminism and features interviews with legendary British and American feminists including Robin Morgan, Susan Brownmiller, Kate Millett, Germaine Greer, Ann Oakley and Sheila Rowbotham, as well as the last ever interview with novelist Marilyn French, who died in May 2009. Intercut with archive footage, these interviews draw out the lively and unusual personalities of a group of inspiring old women.
About The Series
Women is a documentary series about feminism and its impact on women’s lives from acclaimed filmmaker Vanessa Engle.
These three films are about feminism and its impact on contemporary women’s lives. The first film maps the ideology of women’s liberation in the 1960s and 70s, evoking the urgency and passion of the early days of the movement. The second film looks at the consequences of feminism for today’s mothers, documenting the lives of women with children in Britain today. The third and final film is an observational documentary about young feminist activists.