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A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm

'A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm' is a short animated film telling the story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society.

Campaigning for women to have the right to vote took place from the latter half of the 19th Century up to the start of the First World War. Orcadian suffragists [including Dr Mary McNeill] were part of that activism.

Researched and scripted by Fiona Grahame, the hand-painted animation by Martin Laird is stylised to make some reference to the world of 20th century art. The artist Stanley Cursiter was associated with the Orcadian Woman's Suffrage Society, having designed its banner and married [the violinist] Phyllis Eda Hourston, one of its members. The design of characters and locations was derived from period photos.

Narration was provided by Kim Foden, with a moving musical score by James Watson.

The animation was made possible with an award from the Scottish Government’s Centenary Fund which supported projects celebrating 100 years of some women gaining the right to vote. -The Orkney News

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