Title: Kind Strangers
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Synopsis: A woman travels to the UK from Ireland to get an abortion. The Irish Women Abortion Support Group lends a helping hand along the way.
Twitter Blurb: Ann Rossiter is one of the many women who have been part of the feminist library through the years. This is the story of her work with the Irish Women Abortion Support Group. All materials sourced from feminist magazine’s of the 80’s and 90s.
Facebook blurb: Ann Rossiter is one of the many women who have been part of the feminist library through the years. This is the story of her work with the Irish Women Abortion Support Group.
Director: Daisy Mella Roca
Animator: Daisy Mella Roca
Sound Designer: LLorenç Garcia Bas
Daisy Mella is a graphic designer and animator. She was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City to study graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. After several years as a freelancer she is currently completing a Masters in Animation at University of the Arts London.
Ann Rossiter has been and advocate for women’s reproductive rights after her own experience with a back alley abortion. She was an active member of the Irish Women’s Abortion Support Group during the second wave of feminism. The network provided support and guidance for women traveling from Ireland to the UK for legal abortions. The aid varied greatly from airport pick ups to arranging doctor’s appointments. This support was not a one time event, but instead because of the great number of women assisted it is a story that can be told time and time again through all the women that lived similar experiences.
The magazine publications by the feminist networks around the world during this time are what inspired the look of the film.These publications prioritized the ideas and messages over meticulous design, because of this the magazine’s have this cut and paste feel that changed with every publication.
Surname: Mella Roca
Telephone number: +44 7365 920 544
Length : 59 sec
Size: 1920x1080 HD 16:9