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"Women on the verge of Brexit"

Four European women in London, waiting for the Brexit to happen (or not?): this is "Women on the verge of Brexit", a short documentary film with a feminist perspective. Simonetta, Olya, Heike, and Morena tell us about their personal stories and experiences as foreigners and women, expressing their (very different) opinions on the Brexit. Four women living very different lives, in very different social and economic environments, who moved to London in different times and at a different age: what did they have to deal with? Did their gender and nationality caused them to struggle? What are their plans for the future? This film is directed by two women who share the same experience and uncertainties, two Italians who moved to London and wanted to tell some of the stories they've been hearing from fellow European women. These are just four pieces of the huge jigsaw puzzle of the multicultural and multifaceted London society, which is facing now a potential dramatic change.

  • Elena Balzano
  • Lucia Pedrioli
  • Kai Clear
  • Elena Balzano
  • Lucia Pedrioli
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  • Genres:
    Politics, Gender
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Italian
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Elena Balzano, Lucia Pedrioli

Elena Balzano, born in Milan, Italy, moved to London in 2015 to work in a photo agency. She has an MA in History of Art and an MA in History, is an experienced translator and has extensive experience of working with migrant children.
Lucia Pedrioli, born in Mantua, Italy, moved to London in 2016 to pursue a MSC in Gender Studies at the LSE and is currently working as a bookseller. Her research focuses on AI and its representations in sci-fi film and TV, with a focus on caring roles, feminist economics, race and gender.

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