Invisible Women: Consensus

Norman McLaren and Eve Lambert.
Courtesy of John Grierson Archive, University of Stirling. 

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How is a consensus reached? How is a canon built? Archive activists, Invisible Women, explore the dynamics of gender, time and memory in this pop-up screening.

Women have always made films, but their contributions have often been undervalued, their stories forgotten, their work buried. Often women have worked uncredited alongside famous men or have only been awarded acclaim decades later. In Consensus, Invisible Women present a fascinating selection of archive shorts to explore why some films are embraced by the canon while others disappear from view.

Weaving a path from Scotland to Canada, Consensus forces us to consider how gender and time shape perceptions of worth, drawing a parallel from our complex cinematic history to present-day inequality in the film industry. 

Book tickets


31 July, 7—9pm 


Urbane Art Gallery
25-27 Jeffrey Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH