London, United Kingdom
"FUCK YES! SPIT IT OUT // A SPARKLE UPRISING IS A FEARLESS, FIERCE BECOMING. A RECLAIMING OF OUR FEMININITY, OUR VOICES AND OUR FREEDOM. A GLITTER SMACKED FUCK YOU TO THE PATRIARCHY AND AN UPRISING INDEED."
- Premstar Santana, Moonfaze Feminist Film Journal
SPIT IT OUT // A SPARKLE UPRISING was born from a place of frustration and a desire to take action in the context of the current and unstable political climate, this work was created by a group consisting predominantly of women to explore the intersection of femininity, feminism and womanhood.
A note from the filmmaker:
On 21 January 2017, the Women’s March against Trump took place in different locations across the world. On that day, I was in London with some of my friends writing "quotes" on their bodies and on banners in preparation for the march. And this was the moment when I felt that we could not be silent anymore and we needed to take further action. I wanted to create a raw and empowering message of strength. However, despite the obvious political message, I wanted to express this in a positive and playful way. I was really impressed by the response of the girls who took part in the project. The shooting itself turned into a manifesto of freedom and self expression for all the participants, and I believe this is the path to achieving equality.