London Met students celebrate International Women’s Day through film

A TV show has been produced by London Met students to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Date: 14 March 2018

Students from London Metropolitan University’s School of Computing and Digital Media and The Cass have worked collaboratively to produce a film to commemorate International Women’s Day 2018.

Using interviews from Rachel Kaden, a writer and director who has focused on sexual violence as the theme for some of her projects, who is a Film and Broadcast Production BA student at London Met, as well as Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown, Pro Vice Chancellor (Employment Outcomes) at London Met, the film explores the challenges faced by women and the challenges that are still faced.

The film was produced by students studying Art and Design Extended Degree BAFilm and Broadcast Production BA and Digital Media MA.

Elnaz Changizi, an Art and Design Extended Degree BA student, spoke about women protesting in her home country, Iran, on the issue of mandatory headscarfs. She said: “They are not just fighting for a piece of fabric, they are fighting for their own dignity and identity. They are fighting for their own freedom of choice.”

Digital Media MA student Usaku Wammanda provided invaluable assistance on the project as part of his Work Related Learning module. Usaku worked alongside London Met academics James Steventon and Suzanne Cohen. All undergraduate students at London Met are required to undertake a work related learning module offering the chance to go on a work placement as part of their studies. Undertaking the module enhances students’ employability through the development of a wider range of work related skills.

The full film can be viewed on YouTube.