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Her Century: Scotland’s Women on Film

20th February at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Her Century Film Stills

Through the twentieth century, Scottish women challenged their roles in society and fought for equality: from work to home, classroom to croft, girlhood to motherhood. Discover their stories in this collection of rarely-seen archive films featuring work from Scottish women filmmakers, and see materials from our museum stores that bring to life their lives, struggles and activism.

Her Century: Scotland’s Women on Film, Thursday 20th February, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Women only


Her Century Film Stills
Her Century Film Stills

This timely collection of archive films curated by the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive are full of relevance today. Featuring work from Scottish female filmmakers including Sarah Erulkar, Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper and Jenny Gilbertson, these rarely-seen films follow women’s histories through 100 years of filmmaking in Scotland.

Highlights include Male and Female (1980) – A public health film directed by prolific but undiscovered documentary maker Sarah Erulkar, featuring teenagers discussing their views on gender roles in the 1980s; Herring Harvest at Yarmouth (1910c) – an early film showing the ‘Scotch lassies’ hard at work gutting and packing fish in Yarmouth, some 600 miles from home; and A Day in the Home (1951) – an educational film for domestic science pupils about the ‘proper’ role of the housewife and mother in post-war Scotland.

To watch the trailer, find out more about Her Century and for details of other screenings, visit the Film Hub website here.

Her Century is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Screen Scotland. In partnership with the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.


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This event is for women only* and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people.


This screening is subtitled.

Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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20th February
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267