“Don’t Silence Me” is an anthem by UK singer songwriter Sadie Jemmett. Written for her friend, actress Mhairi Morrison, who was sexually assaulted at the beginning of her career in Paris, by an extremely influential film director. Mhairi and Sadie produced the music video, together with film maker Jenn Page in the hope that it will inspire a movement of supportive change and dialogue for any woman who has dealt with sexual harassment or survived sexual assault.
Over 40 women appear in the video, many of them survivors, including Sarah Ann Masse, Louise Godbold, Lili Bernard, Tasha Dixon and Chantal Cousineau. It’s about shining light into the lonely darkness, releasing oppressive shame, and unleashing our constricted freedom through inner strength, sisterhood and community. Together, we use our empowered voices. Together, we trust again. We heal. We step forward into the light and live with joy.
The video was released on March 5th 2018 online to coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8th). They have since held screenings and panel discussions in Los Angeles, Paris, London and Glasgow.
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Press for the video:
BBC Scotland The Nine
Female Filmmakers Fuse Podcast