Fearless - feature documentary
When we see elderly women, it is hard to imagine them as young, vibrant and adventurous, but they were. Women who are in their 70s, 80s and 90s today, have lived through and been part of some of the most pivotal moments in women’s social history. They were young and fearless at times of dramatic societal change, political upheaval and personal danger, as well as the births of movements that pushed forward the rights of women like never before.
Fearless is a heartwarming documentary that features six women aged between 78 and 90 who as young people left everything behind to start new lives far from home, regardless of the tumultuous times. Now, these women are almost invisible to a modern society, but as the film shows, they are still vibrant, engaging and full of fun.
Fearless interweaves achieve footage from pivotal moments in recent history with the women’s memories and stories. These are the moments and movements that impacted women then and now. They include Partition, the Notting Hill Uprising and fight for racial equality, and the workers’ rights changes forced by women like the Grunwick factory strikers.