We recently had the pleasure of making a short film that tells the stories of 3 women, for the current exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall titled ‘Mermaids: Women at Sea.’ This exhibition is exploring the hidden histories of women at sea, and runs from 14th September 2015 – 21st February 2016, so if you haven’t got along yet them there’s plenty of time to see it.
This section of the film features a poem written by Mary Lang, who joined the crew on the last of the merchant sailing ships to journey from South Australia to Cornwall in the 1930s. This is accompanied by some incredible archive photographs of the voyage. What a woman!
The exhibition, which is supported by the Hypatia Trust, brings the 3 women’s stories to life through objects, film and photography. See more here.