THEIRSTORY

Director

This short documentary introduces the archaeologists who continue to challenge the male-centered narrative of our collective history, and in doing so complicating our assumptions of gender and our understandings of the past. 

 

The film takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through archival footage, stop-motion animation, and frank interviews to ask how a reconfiguring of past gender perceptions – such as man the hunter and woman the gatherer - can radically change the ingrained beliefs we hold about who we are and where we come from. ​

Theirstory was shortlisted for a BAFTA in the student film documentary category, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival, was an official selection at the Video Consortium and The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, and was a finalist for the Black Maria Film Festival. It won the North Gate Award For Excellence in Documentary Production and was nominated for Best Documentary in the student category at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival. 

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