Women Safe & Sound
Women Safe & Sound was a 5 phased grassroots art project creating original song and music film on the issue of violence against women.
Over the summer of 2016 Women Write Lyrics workshops were offered on a weekly basis. Participants collaborated in the writing of an original song that was set to music arranged and later recorded by local female musicians.
Inspired by the collective intelligence and insights of the many women that took part in Phase 1, the working group hosted Creative Resistance, a workshop on Nov 25 2016, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Participants interpreted the song lyrics by providing suggestions for visuals to be used in the music film, with emphasis on the images, ideas, and symbols important to women of colour, in particular Black and Aboriginal women.
In the final weeks of January 2017, with the help of many volunteers including an all female student crew from NSCC, we successfully captured footage, including movement sequences by a local choreographer.
The newly recorded song, titled 'Sisterhood,' was professionally mixed mastered by female engineers. The film has been edited and colour graded by local technicians.
'Sisterhood' debuted at the Prismatic Arts Festival on Sept 15th 2017 at the Bus Stop Theatre to a full house.
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