JULY 2017 Official Selection - SPIT IT OUT

A film by Eleonora Cristin

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.

-Eleonora Cristin, filmmaker

Eleonora Cristin is an Italian filmmaker with an interest in human rights and provoking themes.
Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Eleonora studied photography and has worked in advertising as
art director. She has been living and working in London for the last three years, while also
completing her studies in photography. She found in filmmaking the right medium to express her creativity, which allowed her to also draw from previous experiences in art direction and photography. She is currently freelancing directing and editing music and fashion videos. In the process of developing her own style, Eleonora completed her first short film titled “Spit it out”, which has been selected by the Jury as one of the three winner of “Capturing Freedom Short Film Contest”, and will be screened for the first time on 16th July at the Transatlantyk - International Film and Music Festival (Łódź, Polland) .

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