Vital Xposure presents Voices from the Knitting Circle, Online


Price: Free


Still from the film showing former resident, Nan, in a kitchen. She rocks, poking out her tongue, as she knits. Nan is played by Penelope Freeman. Black text over the image reads: Voices from The Knitting Circle. It was love and mischief that saw us through. Mary, aged 80.

Following a successful run at cinemas and film festivals, we are taking the next step to share these incredible stories with the world. We are excited to announce that Voices from the Knitting Circle will be screened online this autumn.

The documentary offers a chilling glimpse into the secret worlds and stolen years inside the long care asylums that closed in 1980s.

Betty, Mary, Miriam, Rosie, and many other former residents and survivors, talk about their experiences of life inside the long care system. Through wit, camaraderie and ultimate defiance they describe a bleak life pitted against the inhumane disabling world of institutionalisation.

The film will premiere on Monday 5 October at 7pm (GMT) via our YouTube channel and through our Facebook page. It will remain available to watch for free until Sunday 15 November. Captions and audio description are included in the film.

Go to the event page for further details, and sign up to receive the links closer to the premiere.

The film includes captions and audio description



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