Screen article

In good news, ‘Post-war girlhoods: Jill Craigie, British social realism and local stardom’ has recently been published in Screen (vol. 63 Issue I Spring 2022) Hollie’s article draws on archival research she completed as part of the project and explores the foregrounding of young women in Craigie’s 1946 documentary The Way We Live and her… Continue reading

Independent Miss Craigie now out on dvd from BFI

The project film Independent Miss Craigie came out on 28 March out as a special feature on a BFI 2-disc dvd collection, The Camera is Ours: Britain’s Women Documentary Makers curated by Ros Cranston. The dvd set includes Craigie’s film Children of the Ruins, about the importance of education in the wake of fascism, and… Continue reading

The Camera is Ours: Britain’s Women Documentary Makers study day

We are delighted to be part of The Camera is Ours, a study day organized by Ros Cranston, BFI non-fiction curator, at BFI Southbank on 5 March, 12 – 5pm. The day features talks about women documentary makers from the 1930s to the present day featured in the BFI season such as the Budge Cooper,Grierson… Continue reading


We’re so pleased that we are now able to take ‘Independent Miss Craigie’ to live public audiences around the UK,  with the support of the Independent Cinema Office. UPCOMING SCREENINGS The Old Theatre, London School of Economics, 26 May 6pm – 8pm plus drinks reception from 8pm Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto 9 – 12… Continue reading

Special issue of Journal of British Cinema and Television now out

Special issue of Journal of British Cinema and Television now out

Team members Yvonne Tasker, Sadie Wearing and Hollie Price together with Christine Geraghty have edited this special issue on ‘Jill Craigie and Women in British Film and Documentary Cultures 1930–55’.  The issue draws on some of the papers presented at our symposium at LSE on Early Women Film-makers in April 2019. A million thanks to… Continue reading

‘Independent Miss Craigie’ visits the home of ‘Blue Scar’

‘Independent Miss Craigie’ visits the home of ‘Blue Scar’

73 years after Craigie made her only feature film, Blue Scar, based in Abergywnfi near Port Talbot, Hollie Price and Lizzie Thynne went back to the ex-pit village to screen ‘Independent Miss Craigie’ on 16 September 2021. The film played to a full house in the G2 Club and the event was a collaboration with… Continue reading

Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference panel

Doing Women’s Film and TV History conference 5, Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now – Maynooth University, 10-11 July [Zoom] The many lives of ‘Jill Craigie’: socialist, feminist, film-maker, writer and ‘media personality’ The project team will be presenting their collaborative research on Craigie’s career exploring what it reveals about the obstacles… Continue reading

Jill Craigie at the BBC, Hollie Price – 7 May 2021

Project research fellow Hollie Price delivered a paper titled ‘Jill Craigie at the BBC: Filmmaker, Writer and Television Personality’ at the Critical Studies in Television Workshop – 100 Years of Women at the BBC Organised by the Institute of Social Responsibility, Edge Hill University.   Abstract: In 1949, Jill Craigie wrote to Cecil McGivern, the… Continue reading

Upcoming previews of ‘Independent Miss Craigie’

  Wednesday 6 April 2021, 6-7pm – British Association of Film and Television Studies conference, University of Southampton Screening and Q&A with Lizzie Thynne and Hollie Price, presented by the British Film and Television Special Interest Group (link to be sent in advance to delegates)   July 10-11 2021 – Doing Women’s Film and… Continue reading

Jill Craigie: Documentary, Realism and Histories of British Cinema – Professor Yvonne Tasker, 3 November 2020

Project co-investigator Yvonne Tasker will be speaking as part of the  University of Southampton Centre for International Film Research speaker series on Tuesday 3rd November at 4pm. Focusing on Craigie’s work in documentary and realist modes of filmmaking during the 1940s, Yvonne’s talk will situate films such as Out of Chaos (1944), The Way We… Continue reading