A screening and conversation with Leeds Animation workshop, reflecting their long- standing commitment as a not-for-profit women-only co-operative, using animation as a tool to address issues central to feminist campaigning, with humour and immediacy.
Like many feminist endeavours, Leeds animation workshop grew out of feminist support networks and campaigns, when a group of friends got together in 1978 to make a film addressing the pressing need for better pre-school childcare, called Who Needs Nurseries? We Do! The film provided the impetus for the founding of Leeds Animation Workshop as a feminist co-operative dedicated to using animation to campaign for change in the enduring issues of racism, labour rights and gender equalities, homelessness, health and ecology. ‘Always in Animation’ shares a selection of their films, covering these questions with inventive story-telling and technique.
Members of the Leeds Animation Workshop will be in conversation with the artist Rehana Zaman following the screening.