This is a collaborative project between Swedish artist Petra Bauer and the Southall Black Sisters (SBS) – the radical, pioneering London-based feminist organisation, who since 1979 have politically engaged in the contemporary social and political conditions of black and minority women.
The resulting film Sisters! (2011) is not 'about' the Southall Black Sisters, but a two-way project between Bauer and the staff at the organisation. It documents one week in the life of SBS, taking its daily activities as a springboard for a visual discussion on feminism, politics and aesthetics in today’s society.
Sisters! continues to be screened at international venues and festivals.
Sisters! was co-commissioned by The Showroom and Picture This.
It was funded by Bloomberg, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and IASPIS as funding bodies.
It was made possible thanks to the generosity of Southall Black Sisters.
The project is part of Circular Facts, funded with support from the European Commission.