the girls

Based on a found poem made from book titles starting with 'the girl', a reflection on the categorisation and exploitation of women and girls.

  • Janet Lees
  • Janet Lees
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    videoart, videopoetry
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Isle of Man
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Director Biography - Janet Lees

Janet Lees is a lens-based artist and poet. Her films have been selected for many festivals and screenings, including the Aesthetica Art Prize, the International Vidoepoetry Festival, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival. In 2021 she won the Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film competition. Her art photography has been exhibited around the world and her poetry is widely published and anthologised. She has had two books published: 'House of water', a collection of her poems and art photographs, and 'A bag of sky', the winning collection in the Frosted Fire Firsts prize hosted by the UK's Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

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Director Statement

In various ways I’m chronicling what it feels like to be human at a time when human activity is having a devastating effect on life on earth. This film touches on the devastating effect humans can also have on each other, using found text to reflect on the categorisation and exploitation of women and girls.