Oban Phoenix celebrate International Ladies Day

Shextreme is a must for all women who answer the call of adventure.

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A specially selected archive film programme exploring the work, home life and leisure of Scottish women during the 20th century is coming to Oban Phoenix Cinema to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8.

Film Scotland and the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive present Her Century – a timely collection of rare footage screening together for the first time in a touring programme sparking debate and discussion in cinema’s accross the country about the lives of women now.

Scotland’s women lived through major social change in the 20th century, challenging their roles in society and fighting for equality: at work and at home, classroom to croft, girlhood to mother hood.

Her Centuary brings to the big screen both the dominant norms of how a woman was ‘meant’ to be as well as the strong resistance to them, featuring the faces and voices of pioneers, schoolgirls and housewives from the Edwardian era to the Thatcher years.

Her Century is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Screen Scotland. In partnership with the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Featuring work from Scottish female filmmakers including Sarah Erulkar, Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper and Jenny Gilbertson, these rarely-seen films follow women’s histories and voices through 100 years of filmmaking in Scotland.

Showing on the same day Shextreme is a must for all the women who answer the call of adventure. The world’s first film festival celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure, Shextreme launched its first UK tour last autumn. Leading the charge for gender equality in adventure filmmaking, Shextreme’s UK tour takes the best of the 2019 festival out on the road, electrifying audiences with an exciting and inspiring celebration of adventurous, active women.

Also showing on March 8 is Home, an insight into the travels of UK adventurer Sarah Outen during her London2London: Via the World expedition when her life and mental health were both put at risk due to violent weather.

Go to obanphoenix.com for a full programme of events.