A Glasgow Women's Library and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Film
Film-maker - Marissa Keating
Artistic Director - Anna Birch
Subtitles - Stagetext www.stagetext.org
'March' documents a large scale, public art event March of Women taking to the streets of Bridgeton on the eve of International Women's Day 2015. Taking Cicely Hamilton's popular suffragette play 'A Pageant of Great Women', as a starting point the diverse community of women in Glasgow in 2015 is bought to the screen. Through a series of interviews with a wide variety of women taking part in the performance and march, the film considers the gap in documenting women's history, and points to the resounding importance of having a female generation to both honour and draw inspiration from. It follows the process of the plays development within a community of Scottish women from boat builders, to students, librarians and politicians, as they work together towards the final event on March 7 2015. The film gives a lingering insight into some of political and social experiences of women in Scotland today, and invites testament to the tremendous power of a collective voice, and the surprising resonance of a play written over a century ago with our contemporary society.