“GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN-DAMENTAL RIGHTS”
“THIS PUSSY FIGHTS BACK”
“What’s a woman’s favourite position? CEO”
“MERYL STREEP FOR PRESIDENT”
To say it’s been a big weekend for women’s rights is probably a bit of an understatement. This Saturday, millions of women around the globe marched in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, fighting for equality and protesting against Donald Trump. In London alone, 100,000 women, men and children took to streets, and it should come as no surprise that our very own Barnes Film Festival bloggers were there among them.
It was a spectacular day: the sun was shining, drums were beating, vuvuzelas were blasting and the sheer energy of thousands of humans coming together was electric. It was, above all, a creative protest: thousands of hand-drawn placards, large and small, swayed above the crowd, communicating fierce humour, fiery determination and empowering slogans of resistance. Of course, images of Trump dominated the skies (we enjoyed the “we shall overcomb” placards in particular), but there were also other faces; faces of extraordinary women throughout history. From Meryl Streep and Carrie Fisher to Maya Angelou and Rosa Parks, inspiration came from everywhere – including film.
Here are a few photos of BFF from the day. Did you join the march? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!