UWE Bristol graduate film throws light on period poverty

Issue date: 12 October 2018

Girl, directed by recent UWE Bristol graduate Lowri Roberts, pulls no punches, tackling issues around immigration, homelessness and periods. The 12 minute film has been officially selected for the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, premiering on Saturday 13 October.

The film was inspired by a WaterAid poster in a public toilet “You've lost your home. You've lost your family. Now, you've got your period.”

Lowri said, “Studying filmmaking at UWE Bristol was one the best decisions I've ever made. The new course enabled me to engage with the real working film industry in Bristol with incredible resources and relationships with places like Watershed and The Bottle Yard Studios.”

Lowri is no stranger to film festivals after her film, Chick Flick was screened at Sheffield Documentary Festival in Summer 2018.

“City Campus is real artistic hub and where I met all my collaborators for the film, I'm sure I'll continue to work with them in future projects.”

Whilst continuing to develop her own work, Lowri will remain in Bristol working as a freelancer and has already established links with local production companies to work on a range of projects.

Jane Roscoe, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean for Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education said: “We are thrilled to have our graduate work showcased at the prestigious London Film Festival. It's a great honour for UWE Bristol and puts Lowri Roberts on the UK film radar.”

BFI London Film Festival runs from 10 October.

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