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Deeds Not Words Wins at Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival

Digiral Drama’s Alison Ramsey has won one of only 5 awards presented at the Imperial War Museum’s Short Film Festival for Deeds Not Words; Suffragette Surgeons of WWI.

Close to 700 films were submitted this year, with 38 short listed and 5 awards given at the Festival’s launch event at the Imperial War Museum London. Director Alison Ramsey of Digital Drama was awarded  the prize for Best Use of Archive Material for the short film made as part of the larger Heritage Lottery funded project Deeds Not Words exploring the women who set up and ran the first military hospital in WWI in London’s Covent Garden. Particularly praised for bringing these inspiring women’s stories alive through the use of archive media and additional sound, the film features medical historian Dr Jennian Geddes, Annie Fox, granddaughter of a young orderly working at the hospital and is narrated by Women’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey. The film is showing as part of the IWM Short Film Festival in November 2017, will be shown at the Picture House in Soho on the 6th of December and is also available to watch on line below and on the Deeds Not Words project website.

 

By | 2017-11-19T16:37:28+00:00 19 November 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shortlisted for the Imperial War Museum Film Festival

Digital Drama has been short listed for the Imperial War Musuem Short Film Festival 2017 for ‘Deeds Not Words; The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI’.

In 2017, IWM Short Film Festival has seen nearly 700 entries across 78 different countries, which is a record for the festival. Running since 2001, and now in its sixteenth year, the festival encourages entrants to present imaginative and challenging films relating to IWM’s remit to understand the causes, course and consequences of war.

Matt Lee, IWM Short Film Festival Director says, “The sheer amount of entries for this year’s IWM Short Film Festival was incredible, and it is a testament to the quality of the submissions that we have a shortlist of nearly 40 powerful and provocative films – more than any we’ve ever showcased previously.”

Between Friday 17 and Sunday 26 November, audiences will have the opportunity to view these challenging, thought-provoking and inspirational films, which will be open to the public on a free, drop-in basis. Screenings will take place every day at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Cinema at IWM London, with an additional screening at 1pm on Saturday 18, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November.

By | 2017-10-19T13:59:12+00:00 19 October 2017|Heritage, Videos|0 Comments

100 Banners

Digital Drama are creating 100 banners inspired by the suffrage banner collection at the Women’s Library, at the London School of Economics. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in Greater London, Digital Drama will work with project partners in the region to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act with a series of events in 2018.

By | 2017-10-04T14:59:50+00:00 4 October 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Positive in Prison – Digital Drama’s New Audio Drama

This autumn, Digital Drama will be working with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Warwick and University of Dublin on a new public engagement project funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis may be recent history, but the experiences of those who lived through it are rapidly disappearing from the public mind.

The project will be part of the Being Human Festival in November 2017 and reintroduce one specific collection of experiences from the late ‘80s, from the HIV/AIDS separation unit in Dublin’s largest prison. Captured through oral histories, these stories are being transformed into a work of audio drama and will be transmitted at event to discuss this history and the process of retelling it with those involved.

 

 

By | 2017-08-03T11:01:23+00:00 3 August 2017|Drama, Heritage|0 Comments

Deeds Not Words is a great success

Deeds Not Words, the immersive drama produced by Digital Drama, was a sell out success for the eight performances in Covent Garden.

Staged in the Swiss Church on Endell Street, Deeds Not Words was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Depicting the lives and work of the the suffragette medics who set up and run the Endell Street Military Hospital, the production had a cast and crew of over 30 and an audience who were immersed in the action in their role as the War Office Committee, assessing a funding increase request but actually seeking signs of suffragette militancy.

After such a positive reception to the play, Digital Drama are planning further performances of Deeds Not Words and will release dates on this website in the autumn.

 

By | 2017-08-02T07:58:32+00:00 25 July 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments