Because I Was Born A Girl

Music Video Gender Equality Campaign

 

“Doors were closed, ceilings felt heavy, questions were not asked, opportunities were lost – a million battles have been fought because I was born a girl” – ‘…Because I Was Born A Girl’

 

This lyrical extract from The Last Folk Singers anthemic single ‘…Because I Was Born A Girl’ from the 2020 debut EP Living In A World Of Silence, unfortunately represents a shared gender experience and has resonated with females across generations who too have suffered injustice on the equality scale for too long. 

 

For International Women’s Day 2021, we are making a music video and want to represent and celebrate amazing females who have defied the odds, achieving milestones that were deemed unreachable for the female hand as determined by an individual or by societal norms. 

 

To be released on International Women’s Day [ Monday 8 March 2021 ], the music video will see a reel of a diverse range of women holding a cardboard sign marked with the following statement 

 

I was told I couldn’t [fill in the blank with an activity pertaining to their individual experience]…”, then flipping over the cardboard to reveal the shared statement “Because I Was Born A Girl”

 

Ie. I was told I couldn’t play guitar… Because I Was Born A Girl  [see example]

#ChooseToChallenge

#IWD2021

#Becasueiwasbornagirl

Shot on iPhone 7

Instructions

 

  • Record a 5 – 10 second video as shown above
  • On one side of the cardboard write your statement eg. I was told I couldn’t play the guitar… On the other side the words Because I was born a girl 
  • Can be shot on the phone in landscape. 4K setting preferred if available
  • Don’t worry about filters – this will all be done in post production for consistency
  • Can be either full body or half body 
  • The background/backdrop is entirely up to you – a plain wall is fine but also can be outdoors or you can show a bit of who you are or the task that you defied – ie The statement I was told I couldn’t surf with the beach and a surfboard in the background.
  • Feel free to be creative.

 

We also require one or two still images of yourself to be used on the website and on promotional material. 

 

Please email video and photos, and any questions that you may have to [email protected]

 

We will then email you a release form that you can digitally sign giving us permission to use the video.

 

The women behind the video

Creative concept – Camille Barr https://www.instagram.com/thelastfolksinger/ 

Creative design – Sybil Steele –  https://www.sybilsteele.com 

Publicity – Tammy Walters  http://www.mirrorsprandevents.com

Director – Nicky Buckley https://www.instagram.com/nickybuckleyofficial/ 

DOP/Cinematographer – Felicia Smith http://www.felicia-smith.com 

Lighting & Steadicam – Hanna Palmer https://www.steadipalms.com

Film Editor – Elizna van der Walt https://www.eliznavanderwalt.com

Film Colourist – Mars Williamson https://www.practiceinpublic.com

BTS Stills  – Frankie Kaye https://www.instagram.com/frankiekaye/