As I am writing this, people in Scotland are deciding whether they want their country to become independent or not.
Over the last five weeks, I've mostly been filming with four grassroots activists who have dedicated every free minute in their lives to achieving change. They are Cat Boyd, Zara Gladman ('Lady Alba'), Gillian Martin ('@MisssyM'), and Jen Stout.
Early polls showed a majority of women intending to vote 'no' to independence. Winning them over for 'yes' has been crucial. How could they be convinced? And how do you promote the concept of independence in an interdependent world?
I will finish shooting once we know the outcome. Regardless of the result, it will be a document of how the people of Scotland – and particularly women – have built the biggest grassroots campaign Scotland has seen in living memory.
The film will begin with Gillian working on a print of the Lewis chessmen for her art exhibition, adding to it an alleged Gandhi quote: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win." That's why I'm calling this project And Then You Win – at least for now...
It'll take me a few weeks to go through all the footage, put together a trailer and edit the film. Please sign up here to be notified when the film is launched.
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