A series of five short films created with refugee women photographers in Bradford, sharing their experience of taking part in the project Putting Ourselves in the Picture.

Putting Ourselves in the Picture is a national project designed to empower women to use photography to tell stories about their own lives.

As part of the project, Impressions Gallery worked with eight refugee women in Bradford to develop their confidence and skills in photography. This series of five short films feature photographers Ana, Elham, Manar, Taraneh and Vicky. Each woman shares their experience of the project and tells us the story behind some of the objects they have photographed. Watch as they share old family photographs and show us how light has become a symbol of hope for their future.

Produced by Fast Forward Women in Photography in partnership with the filmmakers Laura Sims and Sarah Jeans, funded through Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Fellowship by AHRC/UKRI. Part of the bigger project Putting Ourselves in The Picture.

Runtime: 19 minutes

  • Director: Laura Sims
  • Producer: Sarah Jeans
  • Director of Photography: Anne Parisio
  • Camera Person: Christine-Lloyd Fitt
  • Composer: Arusik Nanyan
  • Sound Editor: James Wright