May 10th, 2019

Young Filmmakers Bring Women from the Archives to Life

PRONI had a busy Easter hosting a week-long filmmaking programme for 13-16 year old aspiring filmmakers.

Eighteen participants from different backgrounds got hands-on with the latest filmmaking technologies and engaged with PRONI’s collections to explore the lives of four remarkable women:

-          Eva Chichester, amateur photographer

-          Countess Markievicz, first female MP 

-          Marjorie K. Lyle, entrepreneur

-          Ottillie Patterson, jazz & blues singer

Participants were split into groups, assigned one of the above female characters and asked to imagine what these women would say to them if they were brought back to life.

Alongside the Nerve Centre, participants got involved in researching, storyboarding, script writing, planning a film shoot, and using green screen technology.

Filming took place at the Ulster Folk Museum and participants had one day to edit all filmed material. They also had the opportunity to leave their thoughts in our community engagement scrapbook and gained an OCN qualification.

All the films produced are now available on YouTube

Find out more about Countess Markievicz 

Find out more about Ottilie Patterson

Find out more about Marjorie K. Lyle 

Find out more about Eva Chichester

Women In the Archives

Project Contacts

Jason Burke

Community Engagement Officer at Linen Hall Library

028 9032 1707

Laura Aguiar

Community Engagement Officer & Creative Producer at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4829

Lynsey Gillespie

Curator at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4830

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