The Win is a short documentary that explores the UK feminist movement, platforming six self-identified feminists. The film gives a small window into their lives, sharing their experiences and opinions, discussing the work still to be done within feminism and celebrating the wins along the way.
Featuring activist, performance artist and writer, Liv Wynter; Lee Chalmers, founder of the Parliament Project whose mission is to fight for true gender equality within politics; Tammy Reynolds, a drag artist with dwarfism who performs under the name Midgitte Bardot; Black punk duo, Nova Twins; artist Louisa Foley who creates empowering nude portraits helping women and non-binary people celebrate their bodies; and tattoo artist Heleena Mistry who celebrates Indian artistic traditions through her bold and beautiful designs.
Erica says of the film, “This project was several years in the making, from conception to completion. I knew I wanted to create something that began to look at feminism, but it’s such a huge and divisive topic that it was incredibly challenging to know where to even begin. Thankfully, I had an amazing - completely female and non-binary - team working with me and our contributors were so inspiring, I think their words speak for themselves. It was important to us all to recognise that there is so much work still to be done when it comes to the rights of women and non-binary people, especially those from marginalised groups, but equally we wanted to celebrate some of the wins and create something that felt empowering. If this film changes one mind, inspires or uplifts even one person, then that would be a win for me.”
Director/Camera Operator/Co-Producer - Erica Edwards
Producer - Milla Alexander
Editor - Rhiannon Mayor
Colourist - Liz Glennard
Sound Recordist - Olivia Graham
Sound Design - Kayleigh Heap and Olivia Graham
Additional Filming - Jas Doyle Pitt